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Akbar

 

An emperor (1556-1605) of Hindustan, the third of the Mogul Dynasty. Akbar was born in Umarkot, Sind (now in Pakistan) in 1542. At the age of 14, he succeeded his father to the throne. His name was Jalul-ud-Din Muhammed, but he became known as "Akbar" (The Great) due to his able administration and strong leadership. Under his rule, Punjab, Rajput, Gujarat, Bengal, Kashmir, and Sind were conquered, annexed or admitted to his empire. He died at Agra in 1605.

 

(SP-599: dp. 125; 1. 72'6"; b. 11'6"; dr. 3'4"; s. 22 k.; cpl. 11; a. 2 mg.)

 

Akbar (SP-599)—a wooden motor patrol boat built in 1915 at Camden, N.J., by the Mathis Yacht Building Co.—was purchased by the state of Maine from her owner, George W. C. Drexel, Philadelphia, Pa.; transferred under a loan by the state of Maine to the section commander at Bath, Maine; purchased by the Navy on 17 May 1917; and placed in commission on 31 May 1917, Quartermaster 1st Class Robert A. Webster in charge.

 

Following her commissioning, the vessel was assigned to the 1st Naval District. Akbar carried out harbor patrol duty in the Rockland, Maine, section until May 1918 when she was shifted to the Portland, Maine, section. The former yacht served on patrol duty in that area through the end of World War I in November 1918.

 

Akbar was decommissioned on 17 January 1919. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 2 October 1919, and she was sold on 2 January 1920 to F. Chester Everett, Maiden, Mass