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Natalia (SP 1251)


  • Built in 1909 by Whittelsey and Whitaker, Gloucester, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 May 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Found unsuitable for Naval service she was returned to her owner, John Hayes Hammond, Jr., of Stamford, CT, 5 July 1918
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 21 t.
  • Length 55'
  • Beam 10' 4"
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Armament: One .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 100hp 6-cylinder gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Motorboat Natalia
    Natalia 90k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99979
    Robert Hurst
    USS Natalia (SP 1251)
    Natalia 129k Photographed during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102055
    Naval Historical Center

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