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Caprice (SP 703)


Motorboat: Built in 1914 by the Electric Launch Co., Bayonne, NJ; Acquired by the Navy in May 1917; Commissioned 24 August 1917; Decommissioned 24 January 1919 and returned to her owner, William Sloan of Norfolk, VA. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 45' 10"; Beam unknown; Draft 5'; Speed 9 kts.; Complement nine; Armament one 1-pounder.


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Caprice 117k Halftone reproduction, published with an Electric Launch Company (ELCO) advertisement in a pre-World War I boating publication. The motor pleasure boat Caprice was of this design.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99880-KN
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