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Ellen (SP 1209)


Ellen, a 23-ton motor boat, was built in 1917 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island, in anticipation that her owner would make her available for naval service. The Navy acquired the craft in July 1917 and placed her in service early in August as USS Ellen (SP 1209). In 1918 the Navy eliminated her name, and for the remainder of her Navy career she was known as SP-1209. In April 1919, following the end of the First World War, she was returned to her owner. Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement, unknown; Length, 62' 4"; Draft, unknown; Speed, unknown; Armament, unknown; Complement, unknown; Propulsion, unknown.
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Ellen 79k Photographed in 1917, shortly before she was acquired by the U.S. Navy for use as a patrol boat. USN Photograph NH 101884 Naval Historical Center

There is no DANFS history available for Ellen (SP 1209) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.

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