From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Gould Island

An island in Narragansett Bay.

(YFB - 31: dp. 569; l. 171'9"; b. 54'; dr. 9'6"; s. 13 k.)

Gould Island (YFB-31) a steel diesel-powered ferry, was built as Hudson by General Ship & Engineering Works, East Boston, Mass., in 1941, and acquired from Electric Ferries, Inc., of New York City, 4 April 1942. She was placed in service at Newport, R.I., 14 April 1942, and named Gould Island.

Gould Island was converted for Navy use at New London, Conn., and used during the Second World War as a ferry boat at Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I. She was returned to her former owners 25 May 1946 and stricken from the Navy List 28 January 1947.

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