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Elfin (SP 965)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - Nan - George

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1911 by Britt Brothers, West Lynn, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 July 1917 and served in a noncommissioned status
  • Returned to her owner, Alfred W. Gibbs of Wayne, PA, 22 November 1918
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 18 t.
  • Length 50' 8"
  • Beam 10.9'
  • Draft 5.5'
  • Complement: One (civilian)
  • Propulsion: One 32ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Elfin 79k Photographed circa 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 54356
    Naval Historical Center
    Elfin 78k Photographed during World War I.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101701

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