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Chanticleer (SP 663)


  • The first Chanticleer was built by Wilton C. Crosby, Osterville, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 May 1917
  • Commissioned 22 May 1917
  • The craft was employed in southern New England waters until after the November 1918 Armistice and, on 25 November, was returned to her owner, H.S. Hutchinson of New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 5 t.
  • Length 37' 5"
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 3' 11"
  • Speed 7.7 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 27hp 3-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Motorboat Chanticleer
    Chanticleer 53k

    In French literature, Chanticleer is the personal name given the cock

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 10 December 2021
    Chanticleer 109k Anchored off a recreational bathing beach, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99966
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Chanticleer (SP -663)
    Chanticleer 62k Underway during World War I patrol service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101391
    Naval Historical Center

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