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Minnemac II (SP 202)


  • Built in 1914 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 3 July 1917
  • Commissioned 5 July 1917
  • Returned to her owner 7 January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 78 t.
  • Length 78' 4"
  • Beam 14' 6"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Propulsion: One 125hp 6-cylinder Winton gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Minnemac II 93k Photograph prior to her World War I era Naval service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99621
    Robert Hurst
    Minnemac II 110k Photograph taken before her World War I Naval service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102033
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Minnemac II (SP-202), a motorboat built in 1914 by George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, Mass., was acquired by the Navy under free lease from her owner, Arthur J. Eddy of Chicago, 7 May 1917; enrolled in the Naval Defense Reserve Force 3 July 1917; and commissioned 5 July 1917, Ens. Jerome Eddy, USNRF, in command.

    Assigned to the Great Lakes area, Minnemac II patrolled the waters of Lake Michigan out of her assigned section base. Following the end of World War I, she was returned to her owner 13 January 1919.

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