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Verdi (SP 979)

Motorboat: Built in 1909 by the Charles L. Seabury Co. and the Gas Engine and Power Co., Morris Heights, NY; Acquired by the Navy 30 June 1917; Commissioned 10 August 1917; Returned to her owner 4 December 1918; Stranded about 500 feet off Watch Island, New York, St. Lawrence River, 31 July 1935, and became total loss.

Specifications: Displacement 28 t.; Length 75'; Beam 11' 5"; Draft 3' 6"; Speed 15 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 1-pounder and one machine gun; Propulsion gasoline.

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Motorboat Verdi
Verdi 129k Photographed prior to World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 89770
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USS Verdi (SP 979)
Verdi 75k Photographed in an icy port during World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102349
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