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Passenger Steamer/Ambulance Boat:

  • Built in 1911 by William McKie, East Boston, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy in 14 November 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 September 1919
  • Returned to her owner 15 November 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 330 t.
  • Length 125' 7"
  • Beam 21' 2"
  • Draft 6' 5"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Propulsion: One 450hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Adrian 53k Southport in winter layup, prior to World War I, with her sister ship, SS Westport tied up on her inboard side
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100575
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Southport--a screw steamer built in 1911 at Boston, Mass.--was being operated by the Eastern Steamship Lines when she was chartered by the United States Navy on 14 November 1918. Commanded by Boatswain H. J. Devoto, the ship was assigned to the 1st Naval District in which she served as an ambulance boat. Southport was returned to her owner on 15 November 1919.

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