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Celeritas (SP 665)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1916 by the Robert Jacobs Shipyard, City Island, NY for David Goodrich as a yacht for commuting
  • Sold to R.B. Myer of New York City
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 May 1917
  • Commissioned 29 May 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 17 May 1919
  • Sold 25 June 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 26 t.
  • Length 60' 6"
  • Beam 11' 9"
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 26 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 210hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Celeritas 96k Off City Island Tom Nye
    Celeritas 89k Underway, probably in the vicinity of New York City, in 1916-1917.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99964
    Naval Historical Center
    Celeritas 68k Underway at high speed, circa 1916-1917.
    Photographed by Edwin Levick, New York.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101389

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