USS Inca (1911)

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Name: USS Inca
Namesake: Former names retained
Owner: U.S. Navy
Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: date unknown
Completed: 1911
Acquired: by the Navy 4 December 1911
Commissioned: 1911
Decommissioned: circa 1939
Struck: 28 February 1939
Homeport: Newport, Rhode Island
Norfolk, Virginia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
General characteristics
Type: Ferryboat
Length: 100'
Beam: 28'
Draft: not known
Propulsion: steam engine
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: not known

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

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

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.


Inca was stricken from the Navy List 28 February 1939.

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