From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


As a verb, to send off or away, to dispose of speedily, to execute quickly.As a noun, a message sent with speed.

The fourth Despatch, a 66-foot wooden ferry launch served at the Naval Training Station, Newport, R.I. from 1902 to 1921. She was known prior to 1908 as Steam Cutter No. 423, was renamed Hustle in 1918 and classified YFB-6 in 1921.

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