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Miss Betsy (SP 151)


  • Built in 1916 by E. S. Thibault, Jacksonville, FL
  • Acquired by the Navy in April 1918
  • Commissioned 21 September 1918
  • Returned to her owner 17 January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 7 t.
  • Length 41'
  • Beam 9'
  • Draft 2' 3½"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement: Five
  • Propulsion: One 145hp 6-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Miss Betsy (SP-151), a wooden-hulled, gas-powered motor cruiser, was built by E. S. Thibault, Jacksonville, Fla., in 1916; acquired by the Navy from her owner, M. R. Ballantyne of South Montrose, Pa., under free lease April 1918; and commissioned for district use 21 September 1918.

    Assigned to the 6th Naval District at Charleston, Miss Betsy provided dispatch and mail services during the remainder of the year. Subsequently, she was returned to her owner 17 January 1919.

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