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Alice (SP 367)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1913 by the Gas Engine and Power Co., and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 May 1917
  • Commissioned 29 September 1917
  • Decommissioned 9 May 1919
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 July 1919
  • Sold 5 August 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 20 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 10' 10"
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 80hp 6-cylinder Speedway gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Alice 62k At anchor prior to World War I, while employed as a pleasure craft.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100650
    Naval Historical Center
    Alice 77k Underway prior to World War I, while employed as a pleasure craft.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100663

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: The second Alice (SP-367)-a motorboat built in 1913 at Morris Heights, N.Y., by the Gas Engine & Power Co. & Charles L. Seabury Co.-was acquired by the Navy from Mr. David H. Morris, of New York City, on 8 May 1917 and commissioned on 29 September 1917.

    Assigned to the 3d Naval District, she served as a dispatch boat through the end of World War I, transporting inspection and inventory parties around New York harbor. She was decommissioned on 9 May 1919, and her name was struck from the Navy list on 7 July 1919. On 5 August 1919, she was sold to Mr. Reinhard Hall, of New York, N.Y.


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