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Sturdy (SP 82)


Motorboat: Built in 1905 by the New York Yacht, Launch, and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY; Acquired by the Navy, 25 May 1917; Commissioned, 25 June 1917; Struck from the Navy Register 13 January 1920; Sold, 30 March 1920. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 52 t.; Length 75'; Beam 15'; Draft 5' 6"; Speed 10 kts.; Complement 14; Armament one 3-pounder and two machine guns.


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Sturdy 233k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service.
U.S. Navy photo NH 42424
Naval Historical Center
Sturdy 117k In port during the World War I era, possibly while awaiting disposal in 1919-1920. The large pilothouse behind and above her deckhouse was installed during her Navy service.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102242
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Sturdy (SP-82) was built in 1905 by the New York Yacht, Launch, and Engine Co., Morris Heights, N.Y. The motor boat was acquired by the Navy on 25 May 1917 from J. A. Nickelson of Morris Heights, N.Y.; and was commissioned on 25 June 1917.

Sturdy was assigned to the 3d Naval District and served as a net tender until placed on sale on 9 October 1919. She was struck from the Navy list on 13 January 1920 and sold on 30 March 1920.


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