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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Margo (SP 870)
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - Cast - Fox
Motorboat:Built in 1913 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJAcquired by the Navy 14 June 1917 and placed in service as USS Margo (SP 870)Returned to her owner 4 December 1918Registered in 1931 to Arthur T. Vance of Port Washington, NY as the yacht Pandora IIIFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 34 t.Length 65'1931 - 57.5'Beam 14'1931 - 13.7'Draft 3' 6"1931 - 6.2'Speed 8.6 kts.Complement 111931 - OneArmament: One 1-pounder and one machine gunPropulsion: One 125hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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||Photographed off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1917-1918
U.S. Navy photos NH 46641 and NH 100232-A
|Naval Historical Center
|01||ENS Rick F. Nowell, USNRF||14 June 1917|
|02||ENS Roy E. Lees, USNRF||1918|
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Margo (SP-870), a wooden-hulled motorboat, was built in 1913 by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, N.J.; acquired by the Navy on a free-lease basis from G. H. McNelly, Philadelphia, Pa., 14 June 1917; and placed in service the same day, Ens. Rick F. Nowell, USNRF, in command.
Margo served in the waters of the 4th Naval District, based at Philadelphia, during her brief naval career. Following the Armistice she was returned to her owner, 4 December 1918.
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