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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Merchant (SP 2313)
Passenger Steamer:Built in 1904 by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, PAAcquired by the Navy 21 March 1918 and commissioned the same dayReturned to her owner 3 April 1919Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 350 t.Length 131'Beam 27'Draft 6' 9"Speed 8.6 kts.Complement 22Propulsion: One single ended boiler, two 250hp vertical compound steam engines, two shafts.
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||Photographed prior to World War I
U.S. Navy Photo NH 102030
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Merchant (SP-2313), a twin-screw passenger steamer, was built by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1904; chartered by the Navy from her owner 21 March 1918; and commissioned for duty in the 3d Naval District, Ens. H. C. Lance, USNRF, in command.
Merchant served as a patrol and passenger launch during the remaining months of World War I. She operated in harbor and coastal waters until 3 April 1919 when she was returned to Merchants Transportation Co.
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