USS Inca, a 120-ton yacht, was built at South Boston, Massachusetts, in 1898 for civilian use. Acquired by the Navy in June 1898, she was employed as a patrol and training vessel out of Boston during the Spanish-American War. After the end of that conflict, she served as a Naval Militia training ship until 1908.
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Photo #: NH 53225
USS Inca (1898-1908)
At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass., 9 November 1898.
Large ships in background are USS Vulcan (center) and USS Wabash (behind sheer legs).
Note variety of rowing boats in left foreground.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 63,041 bytes; 740 x 580 pixels
24 September 1998