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SP-1003
ex-Albatross (SP 1003)


Motor Boat: Built in 1912 by the Adams Shipbuilding Co., East Boothbay, ME; Acquired by the Navy in 1917; Commissioned Albatross (SP 1003), 10 August 1917 at Portsmouth Navy Yard; Renamed SP-1003 in 1918; Decommissioned, (date unknown); Returned to her owner, John R. Rothery of Boston, MA 1 May 1919; Struck from the Navy list, (date unknown). Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 4 t.; Length 39'; Beam 9'; Draft 3' 3"; Speed 13 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one machine gun.


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Albatross 161k Photographed prior to World War I, probably in a Maine or Canadian Atlantic coast harbor.
USN photo NH 99222
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