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Launch RITTER on combined operations. Project from Brunswick, GA, to Jacksonville, FL.

Twin engine gasoline launch, length 75 feet, beam 13.6 feet, draft 4 feet. Built in 1925 at Dachell Carter, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Acquired from Coast Guard, ex SONO CG-145. In service 1933-1935. Returned to Coast Guard in 1935. Named for Coast and Geodetic Survey officer Homer P. Ritter (1855-1919), who served in the Survey from 1885 to 1919. He had assignments on both coasts and Alaska and was designated a member of the Mississippi River Commission in 1904, which post he held until 1919. He died returning from a meeting of the commission to his post as director of the Coast and Geodetic Survey field station at Boston.

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