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Myrtle (SP 3289)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1915 by T. B. Hayman, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 October 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 27 January 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 21 t.
  • Length 40' 9"
  • Beam 11' 8"
  • Draft 3' 9"
  • Speed 8.6 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Propulsion: One 4-cylinder 80hp Buffalo gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Myrtle 65k Photographed prior to her World War I U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101990
    Naval Historical Center
    Myrtle 116k In port, probably at Norfolk, Virginia, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 26 August 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99681
    Robert Hurst

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The third Myrtle (SP-3289), a wooden motorboat, was built by T. B. Hayman, Elizabeth City, N.C., in 1915; leased by the Navy from her owner, A. B. Rascol of Windsor, N.C., 16 October 1918: and assigned to the 5th Naval District. During the remainder of the year Myrtle carried out patrol and dispatch duties in the Norfolk area. She was returned to her owner 27 January 1919.

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