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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
ex-USS Helianthus (SP 585)
Nan - Unit - Boy - Dog
Helianthus served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast and Geodetic Survey
Motorboat:Built in 1912 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RIAcquired by the Navy 11 June 1917Commissioned 6 July 1917, Boatswain Thomas H. Rich, USNRF, commandingTransferred 28 March 1919 to the Coast and Geodetic SurveySold in 1939Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 37 t.Length 64'Beam 13' 5"Draft 3' 4"Speed 10 kts.Complement 13Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gunPropulsion: One 70hp 6-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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Photo ship0954 from NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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