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SP-545
ex-Idaho (SP 545)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - Nan - Mike

Motorboat:
  • The third Idaho was built in 1907 by Stearns and McKay, Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Acquired by the Navy in June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Idaho (SP 545) in July 1917
  • Renamed SP-545 during her Navy service so as not to be confused with Battleship No. 42
  • Returned to her owner in late November 1918
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 23 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement: Three (civilian)
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 25ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Idaho 114k Photographed circa 1917-18, in the Delaware River area.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 101826 and NH 53479
    Naval Historical Center
    Idaho 60k

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