Specifications: Displacement 157 t.; Length 150'; Beam 20"; Draft 10' 6"; Speed 18 kts.unknown; Complement 33; Armament two 6-pounders.
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|122k||Halftone reproduction of a pre-World War I photograph, showing her decks crowded with people.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99483
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|154k||In New York Harbor, near the Statue of Liberty, February 1919. Judging by the fenders at her bow and along her sides, she may be operating as a tug. This small ex-yacht maybe USS SP-427 (formerly USS Seneca), which was based at nearby Tomkinsville, on Staten Isand, and was quite similar in appearance. Seneca was decommissioned in early January 1919, more than a month before this photograph was taken. It is possible the date of the photograph is incorrect, or that this vessel, if it is really Seneca, may have already been back in civilian employment. it will be noted that she apparently does not display an 'SP' number on her bow.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 53708-A
Seneca (later known simply as SP-427 served as a section minesweeper based at Tomkinsville, Staten Island, N.Y. during World War I. The ship was decommissioned on 2 January 1919; her name was struck from the Navy list on 6 January 1919; and she was returned to her owner the same day.
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