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Margaret Anderson (SP 1203)

Built in 1907 by Harrison Lewis; Acquired by the Navy, 15 June 1917; Placed in service as USS Margaret Anderson (SP 1203), 16 August 1917; Placed out of service, (date unknown); Returned to her owner, 31 December 1917. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 5 t.; Length 36'; Beam 11'; Draft 3' 3"; Speed 8 kts.; Complement eight; Armament one 1-pounder.
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Margaret Anderson (SP-1203), built in 1907 by Harrison Lewis, was acquired by the U.S. Navy on charter from W. B. Anderson and N. F. BonnivilIe, 15 June 1917 and placed in service 16 August 1917. Assigned to the 5th Naval District she operated as a section patrol boat out of Oyster, Va., during her brief career as a Navy vessel. She was returned to her owners 31 December 1917.

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