Penrose (Charles B.), 1883
Type/Rig/Class: Harbor launch
Builder: Tottensville, New York
Displacement: 38 tons
Cost: ? (purchased)
Machinery: Compound-expansion steam engine
Performance & Endurance:
The wooden-hulled harbor launch Charles B. Penrose was originally named the Josie R. She was purchased on 24 March 1883. The Penrose was first assigned to Texas then was stationed at Pensacola, Florida, during the Spanish-American War. She sank in a storm at Pensacola in 1905 and was then refloated.
On July 15, 1924, she sold for $610.
Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
U.S. Coast Guard. Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).