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Content (SP 538)


Motorboat: Built in 1912 as Dolph II at Port Clinton, OH; Acquired by the Navy 12 May 1917; Commissioned Content (SP 538), 22 May 1917; Decommissioned 30 January 1919; Sold to her original owner 3 February 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 74'; Beam 13' 6"; Draft 4' 8"; Speed 10 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 1-pounder.


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Content 73k Dressed with signal flags while anchored in a New England harbor, circa mid-1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 100875
Naval Historical Center
Kangaroo 102k Sailors exercising with rowing and sailing craft, 1918. The larger craft present are Content, in the left center background; and Kangaroo (SP 1284), in the right center background.
Photographed by Alton H. Blackinton, Boston, Massachusetts.
U.S. Navy photo NH 41949
Naval Historical Center
Kangaroo 93k Sailors exercising with small craft, 1918. The larger craft present are USS Orca (SP-726); in the center, Content, in the left center background; and Kangaroo (SP 1284), astern of Orca.
Photographed by Alton H. Blackinton, Boston, Massachusetts.
U.S. Navy photo NH 41948
Naval Historical Center

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