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Verdi

 

(MB: 1. 75'0"; b. 11'5"; dr. 3'6"; s. 15 k.; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

 

Verdi (SP-979)—a wooden motorboat built in 1909 at Morris Heights, N.Y., by the Charles L. Seabury Co. and the Gas Engine and Power Co.—was acquired by the Navy from Walter J. Green, of Utica, N.Y., on 30 June 1917. Homeported during her civilian service at Clayton, N.Y., on the St. Lawrence River, Verdi was assigned section patrol duties with the 9th Naval District. She served in the Great Lakes through the armistice of 11 November 1918, which ended World War I, and was returned to her owner on 4 December 1918.