Ferry Launch No. 132, a 64-foot wooden-hulled craft with a 100-horsepower steam engine, was built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, in 1891 and probably provided ferry services between the Navy Yard and the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for her entire naval career. Too small to appear in published lists of vessels of the U. S. Navy until 1907, she was listed through 1911 as a ferry launch with the name Steam Cutter No. 132 and thereafter as Launch No. 132. She was classified YFB-132 when the Navy implemented its standard hull classification system in July 1920. Ferry Launch No. 132 was transferred to the Commerce Department in October 1928.
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Photo #: NH 41608
U. S. Navy Ferry Launch No. 132 (YFB-132)
Departing the ferry landing at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, on 22 September 1926. She is headed across the Piscataqua River to the ferry landing at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Upriver to the right is the World War Memorial Bridge, completed in 1923 to connect Portsmouth and Kittery.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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