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Nepenthe (SP 112)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Quack - Cast

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1917 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 June 1917 at Key West, FL
  • Returned to her owner 5 October 1917
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 20 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 75hp Speedway gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Nepenthe 117k c. 1917
    Villa Vizcaya, Miami, FL
    Joe Radigan
    Photos added 26 December 2019
    Nepenthe 148k c. 1917

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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