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Politesse (SP 662)


  • Built in 1911 by J. R. Robertson, Waltham, MA
  • Commissioned 15 April 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 17 April 1917
  • Returned to her owner 29 May 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 30'
  • Beam 5' 5"
  • Draft 2' 3½"
  • Speed 17.3 kts.
  • Complement: Two
  • Propulsion: One 50hp 4-cylinder Blount gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Politesse 163k At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, circa 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102134
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