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USS Stranger

Career (United States)
Name: USS Stranger
Builder: William Cramp & Sons
Laid down: 1890
Acquired: 1898
Commissioned: June 30, 1898
Struck: 1916
Fate: Sunk in a hurricane
General characteristics
Class & type: Yacht
Length: 92.2 feet
Beam: 17.8 feet
Draught: 9.2 feet
Propulsion: Single screw
Speed: 14 knots
Complement: 10 officers, 63 crew
Armament: 14 pounder, 1 pounder[1]
Notes: Loaned to Louisiana State Militia in Sept 1898.

The USS Stranger was a yacht built in 1880 by William Cramp & Sons, and later acquired in 1898 by the US Navy for use in the Spanish American War. It was commissioned on 30 June of that year and saw service in the West Indian Blocking Squadron off of Havana, Cuba. On November 16, 1898, she was loaned to the Louisiana Naval Militia for use in training of the unit.[2] The ship served with the militia until nearly 1916 when she was reported to have been sunk in a hurricane in New Orleans [3]



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