Title

Article on the "Corsair IV" and the "Vanda," two luxury yachts built at Bath Iro

Authors

Colin Sargent

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

7-2004

Additional Date Information

July-Aug 2004

Pages

32-35

Abstract

Article on the "Corsair IV" and the "Vanda," two luxury yachts built at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in the aftermath of World War I. With production struggling after the war, BIW was sold at auction in 1925, and was purchased by William Newell in 1927. Newell persuaded financier J.P. Morgan to build "Corsair IV" at BIW. The 343-foot-yacht set a new standard. BIW began to rebound on the strength of those contracts and produced a total of 160 civilian vessels. Both yachts were retooled for use in World War II. After the war, "Corsair IV" was converted to an 80-passenger commercial cruiser working the West Coast. The final fate of the "Vanda" is unknown.

Subjects

Bath Iron Works, Corsair IV (Yacht), Vanda (Yacht)

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