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Content (SP 538)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1912 as Dolph II by Matthews Boat Co., 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 38 t.
  • Length 74'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 4' 8"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 90hp 6-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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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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