From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


A former name retained.

(SP - 385: dp. 254; l. 150'; b. 24'; dr. 9'; s. 12 k.; a. 1 3")

Henlopen, a wooden fishing vessel, was built in 1912 by W. G. Abbott of Milford, Del. She was acquired from her owner, James W. Elwell & Co., New York City, and commissioned 26 January 1918.

Henlopen was only retained by the Navy for a short time, being transferred 27 March 1918 at New York to France for use as a tug and minesweeper.

[Transcriber's note: Named Renard Bleu, she served the French Navy at Dunkirk until sold 1 July 1921.]

Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (