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Tech III (SP 1055)


  • Built in 1916 by Adolph Apel, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 August 1917
  • Commissioned 7 August 1917
  • Decommissioned 19 October 1917 for return to her owner, when repaired
  • Struck from the Navy list 1 September 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 50'
  • Beam 9'
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 25/30 mph
  • Complement: Five
  • Armament: One machine gun.
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    Tech III 102k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102258
    Naval Historical Center

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