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Nelansu (SP 610)


  • Built in 1909 by R. Bigelow, Monument Beach, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Nelansu (SP 610), 26 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 30 November 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 15 t.
  • Length 51' 1"
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 22 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 200hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Nelansu 106k Photographed prior to Naval service in World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102059
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Robert A. Webster, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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