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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
  • Decommissioned 27 November 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 60 t.
  • Length 65'
  • Beam 17' 4"
  • Draft 2' 9"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two 55hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    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

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