Type H Pulling/Sailing Surfboat
Self-bailing, but not self-righting; 25ft. 6in. overall length, 8ft. maximum beam, 2ft. 7.5in. depth amidships; weight approximately 2250lbs.; 4 thwarts for 8 oars rowed in double-banked configuration; sail rig of single mast with jib, standing lug mainsail without boom, plus centerboard; 9 person crew; double-ended clinker built hull of cypress or white cedar planks over white oak frames; side and end air cases; cork-filled canvas fenders; self-bailing by means of watertight deck with freeing trunks; water ballast tank similar to the Beebe-McLellan model surfboat. A total of 122 boats of this type were built by the Coast Guard’s Curtis Bay Yard over the period 1917 to 1933.