Article on the "Corsair IV" and the "Vanda," two luxury yachts built at Bath Iro
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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.
Bath Iron Works, Corsair IV (Yacht), Vanda (Yacht)
Sargent, Colin, "Article on the "Corsair IV" and the "Vanda," two luxury yachts built at Bath Iro" (2004). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 663.
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