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Simplicity

 

(SP-96: t. 21; l. 58'9"; b. 10' 6"; dr. 3'6"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 7; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

 

Simplicity (SP-96), a motor boat built in 1906 by Smith and Mabely, Astoria, N.Y., was acquired by the Navy on 12 May 1917 from A. S. Korter of New York City, and commissioned on 7 June 1917, Boatswain M. J. Brophy, USNRF, in command. Simplicity was assigned to the Section Net Patrol at New York, where she carried out harbor patrols during World War I. On 19 October 1918, she was struck and crushed by a barge while alongside an Army pier at Fort Wads-worth, N.Y. Her hulk was beached and stripped by the Navy, and she was struck from the Navy list as of19 October 1918.