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Barracuda (SP 845)



Call sign 1917:
Love - Cast - Jig - Nan

Motorboat:

  • The first Barracuda was built in 1912 by James E. Graves, Marblehead, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 June 1917
  • Commissioned 31 October 1917
  • Decommissioned 13 February 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner, R. W. McEwan of Whippany, NJ
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 30 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 11'
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion One 100hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Barracuda 100k Underway in New York Harbor on 11 November 1918, flying signal flags and the National Ensign to celebrate the news that the Armistice had been signed. The steamer in the right distance is also dressed with flags
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45286
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