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Ionita (SP 388)


  • Built in 1914 by the Church Boat Co., Trenton, MI
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 August 1917
  • Commissioned 23 September 1917
  • Sold 20 November 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 55'
  • Beam 8'
  • Draft 2' 2"
  • Speed 19 kts.
  • Complement: Five
  • Propulsion: One 100hp 6-cylinder Buffalo gasoline engine,one shaft.
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    Ionita 101k Underway circa 1914-17, probably in the vicinity of Detroit, Michigan
    U.S. Navy photos NH 101828, NH 101829, NH 101830 and NH 1018318
    Naval Historical Center
    Ionita 85k
    Ionita 89k
    Ionita 81k

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