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Machigonne

 

When acquired by the Navy 15 May 1917, steel yacht Machigonne was renamed SP‑507 (q.v.)

 

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(SP‑1043: t. 425; l. 136'6"; b. 29'; dr. 8'; s. 12 k.; a. 2 1‑pdrs.)

 

The second Machigonne (SP‑1043), formerly passenger steamer Dida, was built by Neafie, Levy & Co., Phlladelphia, in 1907; operated by the Casco Bay and Harpswell Line until chartered by the Navy 2 October 1917; and commissioned 15 May 1918.

 

Machigonne transported men and supplies between Boston and Bumpkin Island Training Station, during World War I. She was sold to Boston, Nahant & Pines Steamboat Co. 29 May 1919. Renamed Hook Mountain in 1930, she continued in merchant service until 1941.