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Macomber (SP 980)


  • Built in 1913 as B. F. Macomber by Robert Palmer and Son, Noank, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 April 1917 and commissioned USS Macomber (SP 980) 11 June 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 5 July 1919
  • Sold 18 July 1919 to her previous owner and renamed B. F. Macomber
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 180 t.
  • Length 138' 7"
  • Beam 22' 8"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed0 10 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 450hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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