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Wanderlust (SP 923)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1907 as Faalua by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Renamed Wanderlust in 1913
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 August 1917
  • Commissioned USS Wanderlust (SP 923), 12 September 1917
  • Returned to her owner 2 February 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 83'
  • Beam 13' 1"
  • Draft 3' 8frac12"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 150hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Wanderlust
    Wanderlust 83k Photographed circa 1913-1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99128
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Wanderlust (SP 923)
    Wanderlust 124k In port, probably while awaiting return to her owner during the winter of 1918-1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102507
    Naval Historical Center

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