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Vitesse (SP 1192)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1917 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Commissioned 18 July 1917 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Delivered to the Navy 28 July 1917
  • Decommissioned 3 December 1918 at Philadelphia
  • Struck from the Navy list 4 December 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 18 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 22 kts.
  • Complement: Seven
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one Colt machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 200hp 8-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Vitesse 89k Probably taken at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, while being fitted for Navy use, circa August 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89763
    Naval Historical Center
    Vitesse 66k Underway at low speed, circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45261

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