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Pirate (SP 229)


Built in 1916 by the A. M. Craven Construction Co., Charleston, SC; Acquired by the Navy, 5 September 1917 and placed in service as Pirate (SP 229); Returned to her owner, 26 December 1918. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 42' 5"; Beam 11' 6"; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement eight; Armament one 1-pounder and one machine gun.
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Prate 67k Photographed during World War I. The life ring on her railing, aft, features her name and "SP" number.
USN Photo NH 102130
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Prate 84k Photographed during World War I. The life ring on her railing, aft, features her name and "SP" number.
USN Photo NH 102131
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: The first Pirate (SP-229) was built by A. Craven Construction Co., Charleston, S.C., in 1916; acquired by the Navy by charter from A. Halsey 5 September 1917; and placed in service on that date.

During World War I, Pirate patrolled Atlantic shores. After war-time service, the motorboat was returned to her owner 26 December 1918.
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