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Wave III (Ferryboat)

(Ferryboat: l. 105'0"; b. 30'0")


The third Wave, a steel-hulled ferryboat, was either purchased at or built by the Charleston Navy Yard in 1916. Soon after being placed in service, she was assigned to the Torpedo Station at Newport, R.I. That may have been her only assignment since the few records of her service extant suggest that she served in the 2d Naval District, which contained Newport until it was disbanded, and then in the 1st, which inherited Newport, throughout the remainder of her active career. In July 1920, she received the alphanumeric hull designation YFB-10. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 20 January 1938, but no record of her subsequent fate has been uncovered.


(ScStr: dp. 450 (n.); l. 119'8"; b. 22'6"; dr. 12'9" (mean); s. 10.0 k. (tl.))

Wave (SP-1706), a fishing vessel owned by the Bay State Fishing Co. and built in 1913 at Quincy, Mass., by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., was inspected by representatives of the Commandant, 1st Naval District, during the spring of 1917. Though ordered delivered and slated for assignment to the 1st Naval District as a minesweeper, Wave was never taken over by the Navy.

Published: Mon Oct 26 17:19:38 EDT 2015