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Elmasada (SP 109)

Elmasada served both the U. S. Navy and Lighthouse Service.

Motorboat: Built in 1909 by Robert Jacobs, City Island, NY; Acquired by the Navy in May 1917; Commissioned 4 June 1917; Struck from the Navy list 20 May 1919; Transferred in June 1919 to the Lighthouse Service at New Orleans, LA. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 75'; Beam 15' 2"; Draft 4'; Speed nine kts.; Complement 12; Armament one 3-pounder.


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Motorboat Elmasada
Elmasada 143k Coarse screen halftone reproduction, copied from a contemporary publication, of a photograph showing Elmasada underway prior to 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 104068
Naval Historical Center
USS Elmasada (SP 109)
Elmasada 117k At New Orleans, Louisiana, during the World War I era. The steamship Santa Rita is in the dry dock in the right background.
U.S. Navy photo NH 54366
Naval Historical Center
Elmasada 96k At anchor, during the World War I era.
U.S. Navy photo NH 54367
Naval Historical Center

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