From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
Any of several species of finches, having a thick, strong, conical bill.
(SP - 566: l. 38'; b. 8'4"; dr. 2'6"; s. 18 k.; a. 1 mg.)
Grosbeak built by Rice Brothers, Boothbay, Mass., was acquired from her owner R. C. Robbins, Hamilton, Mass., 17 April 1917. She served as a coastal patrol craft along the New England coast from Chatham, Mass., to New London, Conn., during World War I. Her name was struck from the Navy List in 1919 and she was sold to Clarence Kugler, Philadelphia, 21 March 1920.
Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (firstname.lastname@example.org)