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Sea Otter I (IX-51)
Built by Jacobson's Shipyard, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
Launched, 24 May 1941
Acquired by the Navy, 29 May 1941
Placed in service, 9 July 1941, LT Francis Kernan in charge
Sea Otter I operated in 3rd Naval District prior to World War II
Placed out of service, 6 November 1941
Struck from the Navy Register, 24 June 1942
Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
Displacement 100 t.
Beam 12' 8"
Draft 6' 8"
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||Sea Otter I (IX-51) running sea trials, 23 November 1941, near New York. Sea Otter I was a working model of a revolutionary new type of cargo ship. She was one-third the size of the 270 ft., 1,900 ton cargo ship which the Navy had previously announced as "challengers" to the submarine. The full size vessels were to by propelled by a six-foot propeller sunk amidships. Power would be supplied by 16 gasoline engines.
Sea Otter I (IX-53)
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