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Vencedor (SP 669)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Boy - George - Watch


  • Built in 1909 as Tekla by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Vencedor (SP 669), 30 August 1917 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned 26 February 1919 at City Island, NY and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 90 t.
  • Length 90'
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 3' 11"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: One 6-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 100hp 6-cylinder Twentieth Century gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motorboat Vencedor
    Vencedor 107k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102346
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Vencedor (SP 669)
    Vencedor 130k Photographed in an icy port during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102347
    Naval Historical Center
    Vencedor 117k 13 July 1919
    On the ways at City Island, NY
    Photo by Rosenfeld and Sons
    Mystic Seaport - The Rosenfeld Collection

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS David Crow, USNRF30 August 1917
    02ENS Henry A. Williams, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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