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Roamer (SP 1047)


Built in 1902 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI; Acquired by the Navy, 29 June 1917; Commissioned USS Roamer (SP 1047), 20 July 1917; Decommissioned, 28 January 1919; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 June 1919; Sold, 19 July 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 93'; Beam 17' 2"; Draft 5"; Speed 10 kts.; Complement 16; Armament two 1-pounders and two machine guns; Propulsion unknown.
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The first Roamer (SP-I047) was built in 1902 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.; acquired by the Navy from the State of Florida at Tallahassee on 29 June 1917; and commissioned 20 July 1917, Ens. T. R. Hodges, USNR, in command. A slow scout patrol launch, she operated in the 8th Naval District throughout her 18-month Naval career. Roamer decommissioned on 28 January 1919, was struck from the Navy list on 17 June 1919, and sold to Frank A. Egan, New Rochelle, N.Y., on 19 July 1919.

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