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Acoma (SP 1228)


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


  • Displacement 13.5 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 11' 8"
  • Draft 2' 11"
  • Speed 21.9 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 8-cylinder 200hp Speedway gasoline engines, two shafts.
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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 in the background.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95892

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships:


    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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