USS Despatch (1902)
|Namesake:||Despatch: As a verb, to send off or away, to dispose of speedily, to execute quickly. As a noun, a message sent with speed.|
|Reclassified:||YFB-6 in 1921|
|Length:||66 ft (20 m)|
Steam Cutter No. 423 was a steam-powered wooden-hulled ferry launch placed in service at the Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, in 1902. In 1908 she was renamed USS Despatch and on 11 April 1918 USS Hustle. Hustle was designated YFB-6 in 1921.
Hustle was taken out of service in 1921, having spent her entire Navy career at Newport.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entries can be found here and here. for USS Hustle (YFB-6)
- NavSource Photo Archives: Yard Ferryboat or Launch (YFB) Index