From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Hercules, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, was celebrated in Greek mythology for his great strength. He was especially famous for the 12 "Herculean" tasks or "labors" imposed on him as a result of the hatred of Hera, Zeus' jealous wife.

(YE - 30: dp. 233; l. 111'8"; b. 32'; dr. 9'6"; sp. 7 k.; cpl. 22)

Hercules (YE-30) was built by Kelly, Spear, & Co. of Bath, Maine, in 1906. Purchased from the Boston Sand & Gravel Co. in 1918, she served as an ammunition lighter at the Hingham Ammunition Depot until stricken from the Navy Register 2 August 1922. Hercules was sold 24 March 1923 to Charles Reineke of New York City.

Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (