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J. Reyner & Son (SP 869)

J. Reyner & Son served the U. S. Navy, Treasury Department, Red Cross and U.S. Army

  • Built in 1916 by W. F. Dunn, Norfolk, VA
  • Acquired by the Navy and commissioned 11 January 1918
  • Turned over to the Treasury Department
  • Returned to Navy custody 19 August 1919 and loaned to the American Red Cross
  • Returned to Navy custody again 16 March 1920
  • Transferred in 20 April 1920 to the Army Corps of Engineers
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 29 t.
  • Length 64'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement seven
  • Propulsion: One 70hp 4 cylinder gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Motorboat J. Reyner & Son
    J. Reyner & Son 179k Probably taken at Newport News, Virginia, perhaps when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 2 May 1917. Another craft, named Beulah M, is partially
    visible behind her
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99406
    Robert Hurst
    USS J. Reyner & Son (SP 869)
    J. Reyner & Son 89k Possibly photographed while on duty with the Navy during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102149
    Naval Historical Center

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