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Nahma I (YFB-1) 

(YFB-1: l. 72-; b. 12-)

A town in the Canadian province of Ontario. The second Nahma retained her former name during naval service.


The first Nahma, a wooden motor boat, was built in New Orleans, La., in 1902. Acquired by the Navy the same year, she was assigned to the Louisiana Naval Militia, which she served until the outbreak of World War I. Renamed Asp, she was placed in service, 17 April 1917, to operate in the New Orleans area as both a motor patrol boat and a ferry. After the Armistice, Asp continued to serve the 8th Naval District. Designated YFB-1 in July 1920, she was placed out of service and sold 24 March 1923.

Published: Mon Jan 11 11:21:36 EST 2016