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Henlopen (S. P. 385)

(SP-385; dp. 254; l. 150'; b. 24'; dr. 9'; -s. 12 k.; a. 1 3")

Henlopen, a wooden fishing vessel, was built in 1912 by W. G. Abbott of Milford, Del. She was acquired from her owner, James W. Elwell & Co., New York City, 12 December 1917 at New York, and commissioned 26 January 1918.

Henlopen was only retained by the Navy for a short time, being transferred 27 March 1918 at New York to France for use as a tug and minesweeper.

Published: Mon Feb 08 08:57:33 EST 2016