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Commodore (SP 1425)

Commodore served both the U. S. Navy and the Army


  • Built in 1917 as Herreshoff No. 318 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI for Herbert M. Sears, et al. of Boston, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 October 1917
  • Commissioned USS Commodore (SP 1425), 15 November 1917
  • Decommissioned in May 1919 at Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL
  • Transferred to the Army in October 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 12 t.
  • Length 62'
  • Beam 10' 11"
  • Draft 2' 9"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 200hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Commodore 53k c. December 1918
    Portion of Deck Log
    Chris Wilson
    Commodore 86k Off Pensacola, Florida, 19 March 1919.
    National Archives photos 80-G-1017186 and 80-G-1017187
    Naval Historical Center
    Commodore 80k

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Carpenter Phillip R. James, USNRF1918
    02Boatswain Frederick C. Talbot, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: The second Commodore (No. 1425), a motorboat, served in the Navy during 1917-19.

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