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Alpha (SP 586)

Motor Yacht: Built in 1911 by the Narragansett Bay Yacht Yard, Riverside, RI; Acquired by the Navy 19 May 1917 and commissioned the same day; Decommissioned in 1919; Struck from the Navy list 17 May 1919; Sold 28 August 1919 to Mr. Arthur Palmer, Quincy, MA. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 10 t.; Length 56'; Beam 9' 6"; Draft 3' 6"; Speed 11.3 mph; Complement seven; Armament one 1-pounder and one machine guns.

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Alpha 97k Underway, prior to World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99271
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