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Verdi (SP 979)


  • Built in 1909 by the Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 June 1917
  • Commissioned 10 August 1917
  • Returned to her owner 7 January 1919
  • Stranded 31 July 1935 in the St. Lawrence River, about 500 feet off Watch Island, New York and became total loss.


  • Displacement 28 t.
  • Length 75'
  • Beam 11' 5"
  • Draft 4' 4"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 75hp 6-cylinder Craig gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Motorboat Verdi
    Verdi 129k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89770
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Verdi (SP 979)
    Verdi 75k Photographed in an icy port during World War I.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102349
    Naval Historical Center

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