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Mystery (SP 16)

Motorboat: Built in 1916 by the Gas Engine and Power Company, Morris Heights, NY; She was registered, under the number SP-16, for possible Navy use in World War I but was not taken over. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 58' 1"; Beam unknown; Speed 27 mph; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.

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Mystery 109k In port, circa 1916-1917, probably in the New York City area.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99682
Naval Historical Center
Mystery 99k Photographed circa 1916-1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102044
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Mystery (SP-16), a fast, twin-engined motorboat, was surveyed early in 1917 for use in the 3d Naval District. However, she was not taken over by the Navy.

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