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Dash, 1919


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.


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

Last Modified 1/12/2016