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ex-Dorothea II (SP 912)


  • Built in 1916 as Dorothea II by the Smith and Williams Co., Salisbury, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 29 May 1917 from Walter Hennig of St. Louis, MO
  • Commissioned USS Dorothea II (SP 912), 7 December 1917
  • Renamed SP-912 to avoid confusion with Gunboat Dorothea
  • Struck from the Navy list 4 April 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 75.6'
  • Beam 12'
  • Draft 2' 11"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two170hp 6-cylinder Sterling gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    SP-912 116k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94475
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Bradley L. Dunlap, USNRF1918
    02ENS Edward H. Adler, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SP-912
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