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Maud (SP 1009)


  • Built in 1913
  • Acquired by the Navy and commissioned 15 June 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner, 7 January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 15 t.
  • Length 50'
  • Beam 12'
  • Draft 3' 3"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Propulsion: One 50hp 4-cylinder Peerless gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Motorboat Maud
    Maud 135k In port, prior to her World War I era naval service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99593
    Robert Hurst
    USS Maud (SP 1009)
    Maud 131k Photographed in 1917-19, with a pilothouse added by the Navy
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102020
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Maud (SP-1009), a wooden motorboat, was built in 1913; acquired by the Navy under free lease from her owner, H. Pattison, 15 June 1917; and commissioned the same day for duty in the 5th Naval District. During the remainder of World War I, she carried out dispatch and special services for the commandant, 5th Naval District, and operated in the Norfolk area. She was returned to her owner 7 January 1919.

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