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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
McKeever Bros. (SP 683)
Menhaden Trawler/Minesweeper/Patrol:Built in 1911 by Robert Palmerand Sons, Noank, CTCommissioned USS McKeever Bros. (SP 683), 5 May 1917 but not acquired by the Navy until 18 May 1917Struck from the Navy list 22 March 1918Sold 1 July 1919Acquired by Otis Smith of Lewes, DEAcquired in 1969 by a corporation of five men, headed by George Spana, converted into a floating restaurant in Seaford, DE and renamed FlagshipFate unknown.
Specifications:: Length 136'Beam 24'Draft 12'Speed 10 kts.Complement 22Armament: Two 3-poundersPropulsion: One Marine leg boiler, one 400hp verticle compound steam engine, one shaft.
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|USS McKeever Bros. (SP 683)
||Off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during World War I. In the extreme left background is USS Emerald (SP-177)
U.S. Navy photo NH 55839
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||In the Delaware River during World War I
National Archives photo 19-N-6051
||Post card caption: The Flagship Nanticoke Queen
"The McKeever Bros." built at Noank, Conn., in 1911, of the finest northern pine and oak, saw service as a trawler most of her life and served her country during World War II on submarine patrol. Now this sturdy old ship, renamed the "Flagship", after extensive remodeling into a restaurant serves fine steaks, seafood and cocktails in a setting enhanced by mellowed old wooden beams and planking, brass fittings and soft music, Truly a "Red Carpet" setting!
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|01||LTJG H. G. Cramer, USNRF||1918|
DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan|