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Verna & Esther

 

(MB: t. 12; 1. 48'0"; b. 10'2"; dph. 4'8"; dr. 3'6" (mean); s. 7 k.; cpl. 4; a. 1 1-pdr.)

 

Verna & Esther—a single-screw, wooden-hulled motor boat built in 1912 at Kennebunk, Maine—was acquired by the Navy from Ens. F. K. Williams of Princetown, Mass., on 6 August 1917; and commissioned on 10 September. Designated SP-1187, Verna & Esther served in the 1st Naval District as a target range boat during World War I. Soon after hostilities ceased, she was returned to her owner on 30 November 1918.