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SP-1003
ex-Albatross (SP 1003)


Motorboat:

  • The third Albatross was 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 in February 1919
  • Returned to her owner 1 May 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 4 t.
  • Length 39'
  • Beam 9'
  • Draft 3' 3"
  • Speed 13 kts.Armament: One machine gun.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Albatross 161k Photographed prior to World War I, probably in a Maine or Canadian Atlantic coast harbor
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99222
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Lewis Broughton Porterfield, USN - USNA Class of 1902
    Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1918) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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