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ex-Courtenay P. (SP 899)


  • Built in 1916 by the Charles L. Seabury Co. and Gas Engine Power Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Courtenay P. (SP 899), 30 August 1917
  • Renamed SP-899 in July 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner as unsuitable 12 December 1918
  • Renamed Ruby III, Squidgulum II and Herois
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 20 t.
  • Length 52'.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Duplicate of Courtenay P.
    Courtenay P. 96k Underway prior to World War I. This craft was an "exact duplicate" of the motor boat Courtenay P.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100886
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Courtenay P. (SP 899)
    Courtenay P. 81k In port, circa 1917-1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100887
    Naval Historical Center
    Courtenay P. 143k 15 September 1917
    Brooklyn Navy Yard
    Photo by Burnell - Poole
    National Archives photo 165WGZ-K-24
    Dan Treadwell

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