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Pirate (SP 229)


  • The first Pirate was built in 1916 by the A. M. Craven Construction Co., Charleston, SC
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 September 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck from the Navy Register 26 December 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 42'
  • Beam 11' 6"
  • Draft 2' 11"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 30hp 4-cylinder Ralaco gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Prate 67k Photographed during World War I. The life ring on her railing, aft, features her name and "SP" number.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 102130 and NH 102131
    Naval Historical Center
    Prate 84k

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