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Josephine (SP 913)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - Vice - Watch


  • The first Josephine was built in 1916 by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 August 1917
  • Commissioned 20 September 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 5 July 1918
  • Returned to her owner 20 December 1918
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 3' 3"
  • Complement: Two (civilian)
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 65ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motorboat Josephine
    Josephine 117k In New York harbor, prior to her World War I era Naval service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99435
    Robert Hurst
    USS Josephine (SP 913)
    Josephine 92k Photographed during her World War I Navy service, circa 1917-18.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101946
    Naval Historical Center

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