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E. Benson Dennis (SP 791)


  • Built in 1901 by C. W. Crockett, Pocomoke City, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 May 1917
  • Commissioned 15 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 12 March 1919 and returned to her owner, E. Benson Dennis of Cape Charles, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 100 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 6.9 kts.
  • Complement 23
  • Armament: One 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 235 hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    E. Benson Dennis 94k In port during the World War I era
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101582
    Naval Historical Center
    E. Benson Dennis 93k Hauled out of the water in August 1917. Her bow bears traces of a different number (possibly "347") than that she actually was assigned
    Photographed by the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103538
    Naval Historical Center

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