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Raeo (SP 588)


Raeo served both the U. S. Navy and the Bureau of Fisheries

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1908 by the City Island Shipbuilding Co., City Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 May 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Transferred to the Bureau of Fisheries 17 October 1919
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 October 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 46 t.
  • Length 73'
  • Beam 15'
  • Draft 4' 10½"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 50hp 4-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Raeo 74k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102151
    Naval Historical Center
    Raeo 78k In port, circa 1917-1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102152

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Raeo (SP-588) was built in 1908 by the City Island Shipbuilding Co., City Island, N.Y.; purchased by the Navy from W. Schall, New York City; and commissioned 19 May 1917. Throughout World War I, Raeo operated on section patrol out of Newport, R.I., with the forces of the 2d Naval District. She was transferred to the Bureau of Fisheries 17 October 1919 and was struck from the Navy list 21 October 1919.

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