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Sunbeam III (SP 251)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1917 by the Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 June 1917
  • Commissioned 18 July 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 21 January 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Length 52'
  • Beam 11' 4"
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 14 mph
  • Complement: Eight
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one .30 cal. machine gun.
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    Sunbeam III 52k c. Late summer 1917
    U.S. Naval Reserve Force Section Base No. 5, West Sayville, Long Island, NY
    USS See W. See (SP 740), the Sunbeam III and the USS Nemesis (SP 343)
    Photo courtesy of the Long Island Maritime Museum
    William L. Baxter
    Sunbeam III 119k Photographed circa 1917-1918.
    Halftone reproduction, copied from the book "Our Navy in the War", by Lawrence Perry, 1922.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 82570
    Naval Historical Center
    Sunbeam III 101k Underway circa 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89752

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