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Daiquiri (SP 1285)


Motorboat:

  • Built as Herreshoff Hull 317 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI for Henry A. Morse
  • Delivered 20 March 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in service 2 October 1917
  • Struck from the Naval Register in late 1919
  • Sold 3 March 1920
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 28.9 t.
  • Length 62' 4"
  • Beam 10' 11"
  • Draft 2' 9"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two 60hp 4-cylinder gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Daiquiri 81k Anchored in a harbor, prior to her World War I Navy service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101581
    Naval Historical Center
    Patrol #10 97k In port during World War I. The superstructure of USS Patrol No. 6 (SP-54) is visible in the left background. The boat at far right, with numbers on her bow, is USS Daiquiri (SP-1285).
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102123
    Sea Otter 110k In port with many other Section Patrol craft, probably while awaiting disposal in 1919. Daiquiri is in the right background. Second boat inboard of Sea Otter (SP 781) is Patrol No. 10 (SP 85).
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102199

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Daiquiri (No. 1285) a motor boat, was purchased by the Navy, and placed in service on 2 October 1917. She was assigned to the 1st Naval District where she performed patrol duty. She remained active through April 1919 and was sold on 3 March 1920.
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