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SP-1212
ex-Inca (SP 1212)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Have - Nan - Rush

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1917 as Herrshoff No. 314 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Inca (SP 1212), 28 July 1917
  • Renamed SP-1212 in 1918
  • Assigned 26 July 1918 to the Industrial Department, Hampton Roads, VA
  • Returned to her owner 17 April 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 23 t.
  • Length 62' 4"
  • Beam 10' 11"
  • Draft 2' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement: Two (civilian)
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 200ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Inca/Needle 52k Probably photographed circa July 1917, while undergoing conversion for Navy service. The boat at right is of identical design to Inca, and that at the left is the motor boat Needle, of Boston, which became USS Needle (SP-649). Some of the four craft in the background already are flying Navy jacks and are fitted with guns.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101827
    Naval Historical Center
    Hiawatha/Inca 71k Probably photographed in the Norfolk, Virginia, area in 1917-18. USS Hiawatha (SP 183) is at right. The Wallace Brothers gasoline engine machine shop is at right.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101791
    Inca 149k Hauled out of the water at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 15 February 1919. The stern of USS Agamemnon (ID-3004) is in the background. At left are Chicago and Northwestern Railway box car No. 103784 and a Navy rowing boat.
    Photograph taken by the G.L. Hall Optical Co., Norfolk, Va.
    Donation of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Museum, Portsmouth, Virginia.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 98558-A
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Richard Buckmaster Fuller, USNRF28 July 1917
    02ENS Carlton Howard Lee, USNRFAugust 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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