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Elf (SP 81)

Motorboat: Built in 1917 by Stanley Vansant; Acquired by the Navy 3 May 1917 and commissioned the same day; Decommissioned 9 January 1919 and returned to her owner, Louis H. Eisenlohr of Philadelphia, PA. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 53'; Beam 12'; Draft 3'; Speed 22 kts.; Complement eight; Armament one 1-pounder.

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Elf 101k In port on a winter day, circa early 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 104062
Naval Historical Center
Elf 110k In a tropical harbor, circa early 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 104063
Naval Historical Center

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