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Rickwood (SP 597)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Boy - Watch - Jig

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1910 as Ethel M. Ward by the Matthews Shipbuilding Co., Clinton, OH
  • Renamed Rickwood
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Rickwood (SP 597), 18 June 1917
  • Returned to her owner 3 March 1919
  • Remained on the mercantile register until 1955
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 40 t.
  • Length 70' 2"
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 4' 3"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: One gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Rickwood 91k Underway in a harbor, prior to her World War I Navy service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102161
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