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Margaret Anderson (SP 1203)


  • Built in 1907 by Harrison Lewis
  • Acquired by the Navy 15 June 1917
  • Placed in service 16 August 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 31 December 1917 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 5 t.
  • Length 36'
  • Beam 11'
  • Draft 3' 3"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 2-cylinder 15hp Hubbard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Margaret Anderson 165k Photographed during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 93185
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Margaret Anderson (SP-1203), built in 1907 by Harrison Lewis, was acquired by the U.S. Navy on charter from W. B. Anderson and N. F. BonnivilIe, 15 June 1917 and placed in service 16 August 1917. Assigned to the 5th Naval District she operated as a section patrol boat out of Oyster, Va., during her brief career as a Navy vessel. She was returned to her owners 31 December 1917.

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