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Boy Scout (SP 53)


  • Built in 1916 by Britt Brothers, Lynn, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 April 1917
  • Placed in service 23 April 1918
  • Served initially in New England waters. Later, she was sent overseas for "aviation service." No further record has been found on her, but she was probably disposed of in the year following the end of
    World War I.


  • Displacement 9 t.
  • Length 46'
  • Beam 9' 3"
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement: Four
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 200hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Boy Scout 52k

    Boy Scout - A member of the Boy Scouts of America or a similar organization of boys

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 28 September 2020
    Boy Scout 91k Underway, circa 1916-1917
    Photographed by George N. Harden, Rockland, Maine
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99426
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Wilkie Baldwin Hollander, USNRFMay 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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