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Nellie Jackson (SP 1459)


  • Built in 1896 by J. W. Brooks, Wicomico, Maryland
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 August 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 24 September 1918
  • Decommissioned 26 November 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Registered in 1933 to George W. Jefferson of St. Michaels, MD as the freighter Nellie Jackson
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 35'
    1933 - 36 t.
  • Length 63.5'
  • Beam 20.7'
  • Draft 4' 7"
  • Complement: Two (1933)
  • Propulsion: Sail/steam, one shaft.
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    Leviathan 40k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval service
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102047
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Nellie Jackson (SP-1459), a schooner built in Maryland in 1896 by J. W. Brooks, was acquired by the Navy 24 August 1917 from the Conservation Commission of Maryland for use on section patrol during World War I. She decommissioned and was returned to her owner 26 November 1918.

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