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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Helene

Other name(s): Caronia; U.S.E.C. J.V. Cavanaugh

Ship owner: Charles E. Sorenson; D.K. Washburn; Engineers Corps, United States Army

Ship builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine

Engine builder: Cooper-Bessemer Corp.

Year ship built: 1931

Year engine built: 1931

Final disposition: Assigned Motorboat number, hence out of documentation as yacht in 1964.


b) U.S.E.C. J.V. Cavanaugh

c) Helene

d) Caronia


1) Charles E. Sorenson, Detroit, Michigan

2) Engineers Corps, U.S. Army

3) D.K. Washburn, Los Angeles, California

Registry number: US. 230716

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Yacht

Height: 12.6 ft.

Width: 24.9 ft.

Length: 132.7 ft.

Stroke length: 12 in.

Gross tonnage: 406

Net tonnage: 232

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel (2)

Piston 1: 8 cyl

Piston 2: 9 in.

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