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Margo (SP 870)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - Cast - Fox

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1913 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 June 1917 and placed in service
  • Returned to her owner 4 December 1918
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 65'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 8.6 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 50ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Margo 82k Photographed off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1917-1918.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 46641 and NH 100232-A
    Naval Historical Center
    Margo 48k

    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. Noweil, USNRF, in command.

    Margo served on section patrol in 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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