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Ameera

 

(MB: dp. 13.4 t; 1. 71'3"; b. 10'8"; dr. 3'6"; s. 25 k.; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

 

Ameera was a motorboat built in 1917 at Camden, N.J., by the Mathis Yacht Building Co.; purchased by the Navy from Alexander Sellers, Ardrnore, Pa., on 23 July 1917; designated SPó453; and placed in commission on 11 August 1917, Chief Boatswain's Mate C. E. Pearson in command.

 

Following her commissioning, Ameera was assigned to patrol duty in the 4th Naval District. After World War I ended in November 1918, the ship performed dispatch and port duties at Philadelphia, Pa., until she was placed in reduced commission at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in June 1919. On 24 July 1919, Ameera was ordered to be sold. She was

decommissioned in September 1919 and was sold at auction on 27 April 1920 to Mr. T. E. Mitten.

 

 

Ameera (SP-453) during World War I. Note her covered "main battery" forward and designation painted on her bow. (NH 57600)