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SP-871
ex-Tern (SP 871)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1907 by Murray and Tregurtha, South Boston, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 May 1917 and commissioned USS Tern (SP 871) the same day
  • Renamed SP-871 to free up name for minesweeper AM-31 under construction
  • Returned to her owner 21 November 1918
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 18 t.
  • Length 53'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 2' 9"
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun.
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    Commanding Officers
    02ENS John William Brock, USNRF26 September 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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