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Shur (SP 782)


  • Built in 1906 as Tyche by Murray and Tregurtha, South Boston, MA
  • Renamed Shur
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Shur (SP 782), 22 June 1917
  • Decommissioned 18 January 1919
  • Struck from the Navy list 18 September 1919
  • Sold 4 December 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 78' 8"
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 12.7 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 80hp 4-cylinder Murray and Tregurtha gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Motorboat Shur
    Shur 97k Underway prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102210
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Shur (SP 782)
    Shur 120k At the Portland, Maine, Section Base, circa 1918.
    Photographed by Alton H. Blackinton, Boston, Massachusetts.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45283
    Naval Historical Center

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