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Elco No. 10


Elco No. 7 served the Navies of the United States and Italy

Motorboat:

  • Built in 1917 as Elco No. 10 by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ for the Italian Government as an anti-submarine motor launch ("motoscafi antisommergibili" or "MAS")
  • In April 1917, soon after the United States entered World War I, she was taken over by the U.S. Navy and placed in service as Elco No. 10
  • Delivered to the Italians in December of that year, she entered Italian Navy service 17 June 1918 as either MAS-77 or MAS-78
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 40.6 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 12.2'
  • Draft 3.9'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: None in U.S. Navy. In Italian Navy - One 76/40mm mount, one 6.5/115mm machine gun and 10 depth charges
  • Propulsion Two 230hp Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Elco No. 10 70k Photographed in 1917, probably when first completed. She is flying a U.S. Navy Jack and Ensign in this photograph, and appears to have U.S. Navy and Italian Navy personnel
    on deck
    U.S. Navy photo NH 104060
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Elco No. 10
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