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Idealia (SP 125)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - Nan - Mike

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1911 by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 May 1917, under lease for $5,454.00, and commissioned the same day
  • Returned to her owner 22 November 1918
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 52 t.
  • Length 75' 8"
  • Beam 13' 8"
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement: Six (civilian)
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 125ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Idealia 99k Underway, prior to World War I.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99794
    Naval Historical Center
    Idealia 115k Underway in port, circa 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 53475

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