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Viking (SP 3314)


Motorboat:

  • The second Viking was built in 1915 as Ceasar by the U.S. Navy and then apparently sold into civilian ownership soon thereafter
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 September 1918 and placed in service as USS Viking (SP 3314)
  • Struck from the Navy list on 19 February 1919 and sold the following day
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 10 t.
  • Length 42'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 6'
  • Speed 5.1 kts.
  • Propulsion: One 2-cylinder, 15hp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Viking 34k
    Namesake:

    Vikings were the seafaring Norse people from southern Scandinavia (present-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden) who from the late 8th to late 11th centuries raided, pirated, traded and settled throughout parts of Europe, and explored westward to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. In the countries they raided and settled, the period is known as the Viking Age, and the term 'Viking' also commonly includes the inhabitants of the Norse homelands. The Vikings had a profound impact on the early medieval history of Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Estonia, Kievan Rus' and Sicily

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 26 November 2020
    Viking 107k In port, probably at Norfolk, Virginia, prior to her World War I Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102355
    Naval Historical Center

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