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Roamer

 

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(SP - 1047: length 93; beam 172; draft 5; speed 10 knots; complement 16; armament 2 1-pounders, 2 machine guns)

 

The first Roamer (SP-1047) was built in 1902 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.; acquired by the Navy from the State of Florida at Tallahassee on 29 June 1917; and commissioned 20 July 1917, Ens. T. R. Hodges, USNR, in command.

 

A slow scout patrol launch, she operated in the 8th Naval District throughout her 18-month Naval career.

 

Roamer decommissioned on 28 January 1919, was struck from the Navy list on 17 June 1919, and sold to Frank A. Egan, New Rochelle, N.Y., on 19 July 1919.


14 October 2005