WHITBY III, Brooklyn, NY – 1951
Captain 'Herbie' Hammer's "WHITBY III" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn NY circa 1951. The "WHITBY III" was the last converted World War I Sub Chaser to sail from Sheepshead Bay. In 1917, Elco Boat Works at Bayonne, NJ built the boat as the US Navy Sub Chaser "SC-101". She was sold as surplus after the end of World War I and converted to a party fishing boat. She first sailed as Captain Steve Wischerth's "FIDUS" from the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, NY and later from Sheepshead Bay. She later became Captain Edward Baletti's "PALACE II" from Hoboken, NJ before becoming the "WHITBY III" in 1948. The boat was dismantled in 1971.