Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Mentioned during the course of Jack Binns testimony of his evacuation from the sinking White Star liner Republic.
Also referred to during the deposition of U.S. Revenue Cutter Service Captain Charles Johnson at the Limitation of Liability hearings.
September 12, 1896
Launched by the Globe Iron Works Company of Cleveland, Ohio, for the U.S. Revenue Service.
January 23-4, 1909
One of the vessels to assist during the sinking of the White Star liner Republic, following her collision with the Lloyd Italiano liner Florida in heavy fog. Jack Binns discussed mentioned Gresham during his testimony at the U.S. Inquiry.
April 6, 1917
With the U.S. entry into World War I, Gresham was transferred to the Navy performing patrol and escort duty in the North Atlantic for the duration of the conflict.
August 28, 1919
Returned to the Treasury Department following the end of the war.
Sold for scrap.
The Gresham was reacquired, and recommissioned as a Coast Guard cutter, and fitted out as an escort for coastal convoys. She proved to be too slow for this service and was decommissioned once again, before the war ended.
May 17, 1947
After being bought and renamed Hatikva to sail Jewish refugees to Palestine the vessel was intercepted and rammed by HMS Venus. Towed into the port of Haifa the crew and passengers were detained.