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Swan (SP 1437)


Motorboat: Acquired by the Navy 17 August 1917; Apparently never placed in service, she was struck from the Navy list in April 1918 and subsequently returned to her owner, the Conservation Commission of Maryland. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 41' 10"; Beam 8' 6"; Draft 2' 6"; Speed 1o mph; Complement unknown; Armament none.


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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:

Swan

Any of various heavy-bodied, long-necked, mostly pure white aquatic birds, related to but larger than the goose. These birds walk awkwardly but fly strongly once started and swim gracefully.

Swan (SP-1437), a wooden-hulled motor boat, was acquired by the Navy on 17 August 1917 for Section Patrol duty in the 5th Naval District. Apparently never placed in service, she was struck from the Navy list in April 1918 and subsequently returned to her owner, the Conservation Commission of Maryland.


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