WHITBY II, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY – 1940
Captain Franklin Hammer's "WHITBY II" is seen here after returning to Sheepshead Bay after a day of fishing circa 1940. A green painted hull was a 'trademark' of the family's boats that started with the original "WHITBY", A.K.A. the 'Green Dragon', at Canarsie, Brooklyn in 1909.
The "WHITBY II" was built in 1918 at Brooklyn, NY as the US Navy World War I Subchaser "SC-168". She was one of four converted World War I Subchasers sailing from Sheepshead Bay at the time. Sold in 1947, the "WHITBY" was relocated to Gloucester, MA and sailed as the commercial fishing vessel "MADONNA". The vessel was abandoned and dismantled in 1959.