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Rhebal (SP 1195)


  • Built in 1917 by the Great Lakes Boat Building Corp., Milwaukee, WI
  • Acquired by the Navy 15 August 1917
  • Placed in service 24 August 1917
  • Returned to her owners in March 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 157 t.
  • Length 52' 4"
  • Beam 10' 2"
  • Draft 2' 6"
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement seven
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 215hp 8-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Rhebal 79k Underway prior to her World War I Navy service.
    Photographed by Brown & Rhebaum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for her builder, the Great Lakes Boat Building Corporation, of Milwaukee.
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102160
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Rhebal (SP-1195), a motorboat built in 1917 by the Great Lakes Boat Building Corp., Milwaukee, Wisc., was acquired by the Navy 15 August 1917 on free lease from her owners, A. R. Meyer and W. K. Hill of Boston, Mass. Placed in service 24 August, Rhebal served on section patrol in the 2d Naval District through World War I and was returned to her owner in March 1919.

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