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SP-256
ex-Chipper (SP 256)


Motorboat: Built in 1913 by the New York Launch and Engine Company, was taken over the Navy in mid-June 1917 under a lease agreement with her owner, C. Wetherill of Erika, Virginia. She was placed in commission as USS Chipper (SP-256) about six weeks later, in late July, and spent the rest of World War I performing Section Patrol duties in the Atlantic Coast region. Renamed SP-256 in April 1918, she was returned to her owner early in December of that year.
Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 69 t.; Length unknown; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.


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Chipper 84k Photographed circa 1917-1918.
U.S. Navy photo NH 55159-A
Naval Historical Center
Chipper 91k In port during World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 101396
Naval Historical Center

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