|USS Inca (1911)|
|Namesake:||Former names retained|
|Builder:||Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||by the Navy 4 December 1911|
|Struck:||28 February 1939|
Newport, Rhode Island|
USS Inca (1911) was a ferryboat constructed for the U.S. Navy in 1911. She served the Navy at major American naval facilities located at Newport, Rhode Island; Norfolk, Virginia; and at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She conducted her ferrying services through World War I and then continued her work until the late 1930s, when she was finally struck by the Navy.
Constructed in Rhode Island[edit | edit source]
The second ship to be so named by the U.S. Navy, Inca, a steam ferry, was built for the Navy by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1911, and accepted by the Navy 4 December 1911.
World War I service[edit | edit source]
She provided ferry service for Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, until about 1920, when she was assigned to the Norfolk, Virginia, area. The ferry remained in service there until the thirties, when she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Decommissioning[edit | edit source]
Inca was stricken from the Navy List 28 February 1939.
See also[edit | edit source]
- U.S. Navy
- World War I
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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