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Niagara (SP 246)

Built in 1913 by the Matthews Bpat Co., Port Clinton, OH; Acquired by the Navy, 9 June 1917 and commissioned the same day as Niagara (SP 246); Returned to her owner, 20 March 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 46 t.; Length 80' 6"; Beam 14' 4"; Draft 4' 6"; Speed 12 kts.; Complement 11; Armament one 3-pounder, one 1-pounder, and two machine guns.
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Niagara 58k USN Photo NH 68590 Ramon Jackson

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: The fourth Niagara (SP-246), a motor boat, was built by Matthews Boat Co., Port Clinton, Ohio, in 1913, acquired by the Navy on lease from Lawrence D. Buhl, Detroit, Mich., 9 June 1917 and commissioned the same day.

She served as a motor patrol boat in the 9th Naval District until returned to her owner 20 March 1919.
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