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Agawam / Natick (SP 570)


Built in England as Agawam; Acquired by the Navy 12 April 1917; Commissioned USS Agawam (SP 570), 20 October 1917; Renamed Natick, 19 August 1918; Returned to her owner, 15 August 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 50 t.; Length 40'; Beam 74' 6"; Draft 2' 6"; Speed 17 kts.; Complement four; Armament unknown.
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Natick 50k Underway during World War I.
USN Photo NH 100229
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Yacht Agawam was built in England; acquired by the Navy on free lease from Richard T. Crane of Chicago, 12 April 1917; commissioned 20 October 1917 for use as a patrol craft in the 9th Naval District during World War I. Renamed Natick, 19 August 1918. After war-time patrol duties, she was returned to her owner 15 August 1919.


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