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Beaumere II (SP 444)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1914 Madge II by the Gas Engine and Power Co., and the Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Renamed Beaumere II
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Beaumere II (SP 444), 22 October 1917
  • Decommissioned 24 February 1919, struck from the Navy list and returned to her owner
  • Renamed Beaumere
  • Sold in 1929 to the Marine Sales and Service Co., of New York City
  • Remained in civilian service into the late 1940s
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12 t.
  • Length 64' 10"
  • Beam 10' 9"
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 22.5 kts.
  • Compliment: Six
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one Colt machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 144hp 6-cylinder Speedway gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Beaumere II
    Beaumere II 89k Underway prior to her World War I Naval service. Though the name Beaumere II (or perhaps just Beaumere) is exhibited across her transom, the life ring amidships carries her former name, Madge II
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100227
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Beaumere II (SP 444)
    Beaumere II 134k 15 September 1917
    Brooklyn Navy Yard
    Photo by Burnell - Poole
    National Archives photo 165WGZ-K-22
    Dan Treadwell

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