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Berwind (SP 1671)


Motorboat: Built in 1912 by the Atlantic Boat and Motor Works; Acquired by the Navy 8 October 1917; Returned to her owner 5 November 1917.
Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 35'; Beam 7' 6"; Draft 20"; Speed 10 mph; Complement two; Armament unknown.


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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Berwind--a 35 foot wooden hulled motorboat built in 1912 by the Atlantic Boat and Motor Works--was taken over by the Navy from the Berwind Fuel Co., of Duluth, Minn., on 8 October 1917 for use as a patrol boat. Although enrolled on the list of 9th Naval District craft on 20 October and designated SP 1671, Berwind was found to be unsuitable for naval use and was returned to her owner on 5 November 1917.
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