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Valeda (SP 592)

Motor Launch:

  • Built in 1908 by the Stamford Motor Co., Stamford, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 July 1917
  • Commissioned 12 July 1917 at Rockland, ME
  • Decommissioned 4 February 1919 at Baker's Yacht Basin, Quincy, MA
  • Struck from the Navy list 1 October 1919
  • Sold 2 January 1920
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 19 t.
  • Length 59' 5"
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 4' 2"
  • Speed 10.45 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 25hp 4-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Valeda 169k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102151
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Quartermaster Cecil C. Wescott, USN12 July 1917
    02ENS Robert A. Webster, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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