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Dianthus (SP 639)


Motorboat: Built in 1913 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, RI; Acquired by the Navy 21 May 1917; Commissioned 26 May 1917. For the remainder of the conflict, she operated in the waters of the 4th Naval District. Decommissioned 27 November 1918 and returned to her owner, John P. Crozer of Upland, PA. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 65'; Beam 17' 4"; Draft 2' 9"; Speed 12 kts.; Complement 16; Armament one 3-pounder and one 1-pounder.


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Dianthus 89k Photographed circa 1917-1918.
U.S.Navy photo NH 54509
Naval Historical Center
Dianthus 89k Photographed during World War I.
U.S.Navy photo NH 101583
Naval Historical Center

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