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L. A. Dempsey (SP 1231)


  • Built in 1890 as Mascot at Philadelphia, PA
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 September 1917
  • Commissioned USS L. A. Dempsey (SP 1231), 13 October 1917
  • Decommissioned 11 July 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 41 t.
  • Length 62' 6"
  • Beam 15' 10"
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 7.8 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: One Marine leg boiler, one 160hp verticle compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain Ludford T. Creef, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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