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Welcome (SP 1175)


  • Built in 1917 by J. Dingle, St. Paul, MN
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 August 1917
  • Commissioned 17 August 1917
  • Returned to her owner 7 March 1919 and struck from the Navy list
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 4 t.
  • Length 40'
  • Beam 8'
  • Draft 2' 6"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Propulsion: One 60hp 4-cylinder Automatic gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Motorboat Welcome
    Welcome 137k Postal card featuring a view of the boat underway in a Great Lakes port prior to World War I. Photographed by Gallagher, the original card advertises sightseeing cruises on the St. Louis River, with Captain Dick Schell as point of contact
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99389
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Welcome (SP 1175)
    Welcome 144k In port. Presence of a Sailor indicates that the photo may have been taken after she was in Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102517
    Naval Historical Center
    Welcome 121k In a Great Lakes area port, during the World War I era. Ship in the background is probably the Coast Guard Cutter Morrill
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102518

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