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Atlantic (SP 1182)


  • Built in 1903 by the John F. Bell Co., Morehead City, NC
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 August 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 24 September 1918
  • Decommissioned 10 January 1919 and returned to her owner the same day
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 58'
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament one 3-pounder.
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    Atlantic 59k Photographed during World War I, probably in North Carolina waters
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100579
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Jessie L. Cutrell, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:


    The ocean that separates North and South America from Europe and Africa.

    The first Atlantic (SP-1182)-a motorboat constructed in 1903 at Morehead City, N.C., by the John F. Bell Co.-was acquired the Navy on 20 August 1917 from the state of North Carolina. Though she apparently was placed in commission at some point in time, no actual date of this event has been found. After serving through World War I as a unit of the 5th Naval District section patrol, Atlantic was placed out of commission on 10 January 1919 and was returned to her owner on that same day.

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