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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; Acquired by the Navy 29 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 62' 6"; Beam 10' 9"; Draft 3'; Speed 22.5 kts.; Compliment five; Armament one 1-pounder and one Colt machine gun; Propulsion two gasoline engines, two shafts.

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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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