Alice—a screw tug built at Philadelphia in 1864—was purchased there by the Navy on 25 July 1864 and renamed Aster (q.v.) before being placed in commission on 12 August of that year.
(MB: t. 20 (gross); 1. 60'; b. l0'l0"; dr. 3' (aft); s. 16Vz k.; cpl. 6; a. 2 1-pdrs., 1 mg.)
The second Alice (SP-367)—a motorboat built in 1913 at Morris Heights, N.Y., by the Gas Engine & Power Co. & Charles L. Seabury Co.—was acquired by the Navy from Mr. David H. Morris, of New York City, on 8 May 1917 and commissioned on 29 September 1917.
Assigned to the 3d Naval District, she served as a dispatch boat through the end of World War I, transporting inspection and inventory parties around New York harbor. She was decommissioned on 9 May 1919, and her name was struck from the Navy list on 7 July 1919. On 5 August 1919, she was sold to Mr. Reinhard Hall, of New York, N.Y.
Alice, at the Norfolk Navy Yard, September 1900. (NH 57790)