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Advance (AB-1)

TYPE/RIG/CLASS:

BUILDER: Richmond Boat Company, N. Tonawanda, NY

COMMISSIONED: Unknown

LAUNCHED: Unknown

DECOMMISSIONED: 1939?

DISPLACEMENT: 11 tons

PROPULSION: Gasoline engine

MAXIMUM SPEED: 8 knots

LENGTH: 50 feet

BEAM: 11 feet

DRAFT: 3 feet, 6 inches

COMPLEMENT: 4 people

ARMAMENT: None


History:

Advance was stationed at Sault Sainte Marie, MI, from World War I through 1924, when she exploded and sank. She returned to service 24 August 1924 and made passage to Chicago, IL, where she remained until October 1927. She returned to Sault Sainte Marie, MI, and was no longer in the Coast Guard register in 1940. She was renamed AB-1 on 6 November 1923.


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