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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 for C. B. Fox of New Orleans, LA
  • Acquired by the Navy in May 1917
  • Commissioned 4 June 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 23 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 47 t.
  • Length 75'
  • Beam 15' 2"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 65hp 4-cylinder 20th Century gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    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

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