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Margin (SP 2119)


  • Built in 1917 by W. E. Haff, Neptune Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 March 1918
  • Commissioned 28 June 1918
  • Returned to her owner 1 April 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 2.5 t.
  • Length 41' 6"
  • Beam 7'
  • Draft 1' 1"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement: Four
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 6-cylinder 100hp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Margin 63k Photographed prior to her World War I U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101980
    Naval Historical Center
    Margin 62k Possibly photographed when she was inspected by the Third Naval District on 6 December 1917
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99585
    Robert Hurst

    DANFS History: Margin (SP-2119) was built by W. E. Haff, Neptune Island, N.Y., in 1917; acquired on a free-lease basis from W. D. Hatch, Neptune Island, N.Y., 21 March 1918; and commissioned 28 June 1918.

    During her brief naval career, Margin served as a scout patrol boat in the 4th Naval District, based at Philadelphia. She was returned to her owner 1 April 1919.

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