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Welcome

 

(MB: t. 4; l. 40'0"; b. 8'0"; dr. 2'6" (mean); s. 18.0 k. (max.); cpl. 6; a. none)

 

Welcome—a motorboat built in 1914 at St. Paul, Minn.—was acquired by the Navy on 7 August 1917 under a free lease from R. H. Wilcox of Detroit, Mich., and was placed in commission on 17 August 1917. Assigned the designation SP-1175, Welcome operated on patrol duties on the Great Lakes for the duration of World War I until November 1918. Subsequently decommissioned, Welcome was returned to her owner on 7 March 1919 and was simultaneously struck from the Navy list.