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Betty M. II (SP 623)


  • Built in 1916 as Charles W. Kotcher by the Church Boat Co., Sibley, MI
  • Renamed Betty M. II
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 September 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 25 November 1918
  • Returned to her owner 17 March 1919
  • Registered in 1926 to Lillian A. Campbell of Detroit, MI as the yacht Adrenia C
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 19 t.
  • Length 60'
    1926 - 55.7'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 2' 9"
    1926 - 5'
  • Speed 25 kts.
  • Complement: Six
    1926 - Two
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 125hp 6-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Betty M. II 148k Halftone reproduction of a photograph of Betty M. II underway, prior to her U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99359
    Naval Historical Center
    Betty M. II 91k Photo from the National Automotive History Collection, Lazarnick Collection Detroit Public Library

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