WHITBY II, Brooklyn, NY – 1943
Captains Frank and 'Herbie' Hammer's "WHITBY II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1943. The "WHITBY II" was built in 1918 at Brooklyn, NY as the World War I US Navy 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 II" then sailed as the commercial fishing vessel "MADONNA" from Gloucester, MA. The vessel was abandoned and dismantled in 1959.