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Dash, 1919

(AB-5)


Built: E.S. Nock, E. Greenwich, RI

Cost:  Unknown

Machinery: Gasoline engine

Top Speed: 11 knots

Length: 64' 

Beam: 12'

Draft: 3' 6"

Displacement: 32 tons

Launched: 1912

Acquired: 15 September 1919

Commissioned: Unknown

Disposition: Sold 19 September 1933

Complement: 5

Armament: 1 1-pdr. (USN)


Cutter History:

Originally Artmar III, this motorboat was a Navy section patrol boat (SP-408) operating out of New Bedford, MA in wartime. She was re-named Dash on 16 December 1919 and AB-5 on 6 November 1923. The cutter was stationed at Buzzard, Bay, MA and then Charleston. SC (1923). She was surveyed for decommissioning on 28 July 1933.


Sources:

Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995.


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