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Acoma (SP 1228)


Motorboat: Built in 1917 by the Gas Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY; Acuired by the Navy, 27 September 1917; Commissioned 18 October 1917; Returned to her owner, 25 November 1918. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 13.45 t.; Length 60'; Beam 11' 8"; Draft 2' 11"; Speed 25 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 1-pounder and one machine gun; Propulsion steam.


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Acoma 103k Underway, prior to her World War I Navy service.
Photographed by M. Rosenfeld, New York
Naval Historical Center photo NH 102345
Robert Hurst
Acoma 63k Underway, circa 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 100893
Naval Historical Center
Acoma 75k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa 1917, showing Acoma underway with the Dutch steamer Amsteldijk (built 1901) in the background.
U.S. Navt photo NH 95892
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships:

Acoma

An Indian tribe of the Keresan family native to Valencia County, N. Mex.

Acoma (SP-1228), a section patrol motor boat, was built in 1917 by the Gas Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, N.Y.; acquired by the Navy on a free lease from Theodore L. Partridge of New York City on 25 September 1917 and commissioned on 18 October 1917, Chief Boatswain's Mate Clarence E. Sterrett in command.

Acoma was assigned to the 2d Naval District throughout her naval career. After patrolling in the vicinity of Newport, R.I. she was transferred in November 1917 to the area of New Bedford, Conn. The boat served there through the end of World War I. Following the armistice, Acoma was returned to her owner on 25 November 1918.

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