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Undine II (Launch)

(Launch: 1. 61'B"; b. 11'0")

A mythical female water nymph capable of acquiring a soul through marriage with a mortal.


The second Undine was a wooden-hulled launch built in 1893 at Brooklyn, N.Y., by the New York Navy Yard. She was utilized there as the Commandant's barge from 1893 to 1910, after which time she disappears from lists of United States Navy miscellaneous craft.

Published: Tue Oct 20 09:23:45 EDT 2015