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Boy Scout (SP 53)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1916 by Britt Brothers, Lynn, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 May 1917
  • Served initially in New England waters. Later, she was sent overseas for "aviation service." No further record has been found on her, but she was probably disposed of in the year following the end of World War I.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 9 t.
  • Length 45'
  • Beam 9' 3"
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 26 kts.
  • Complement: Four
  • Armament: One 1-pounder.
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    Boy Scout 91k Underway, circa 1916-1917.
    Photographed by George N. Harden, Rockland, Maine.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99426
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Wilkie Baldwin Hollander, USNRFMay 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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