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Menhaden (SP 847)


  • Laid down in 1905 by C. W. Crockett, Pocomoke City, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy in May 1917
  • Commissioned, 21 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 12 March 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 93 t.
  • Length 100'
  • Beam 17' 9"
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 19
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One Marine leg boiler, one 110hp vertical single expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Menhaden 59k At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, in August 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 93966
    Naval Historical Center
    Menhaden 105k Photographed during World War I
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102027

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