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Perfecto (SP 86)


Motor Boat: Built in 1917 by the Greenpoint Basin and Construction Co., Greenpoint, Long Island, NY; Acquired by the Navy 22 June 1917; Placed in service 25 June 1917; Placed out of service, (date unknown); Returned to her owner, J. J. Phelps, Hackensack, NJ on 18 February 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 60'; Beam 10'; Draft 3'; Speed 20 kts.; Complement nine; Armament one machine gun.


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Perfecto 60k Shown on trials making 30.05 knots.
Photo by M. Rosenfeld, New York.
U.S.Navy Photo NH 96619
Naval Historical Center
Perfecto 32k Shown on trials making 30.05 knots.
U.S.Navy Photo NH 96620
Naval Historical Center
SP-689 65k USS Riette (SP-107) in an icy harbor, circa 1917-1919. Partially visible, at left, are Uncas (SP 689) and Perfecto.
US Navy Photo NH 102163
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Perfecto (SP-86) was built in 1917 by Greenpoint Basin and Construction Co., Greenpoint, L.I.; leased by the Navy from J.J. Phelps, Hackensack, N.J. 22 June 1917; and placed in service 25 June 1917.

During World War I, Perfecto operated in the 5th Naval District, headquartered at Norfolk. She patrolled along the Atlantic coast and kept watch against the U-boat threat. After war-time service and decommissioning, the motorboat was returned to her owner 18 February 1919.


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