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Wemootah

 

(MB: dp. 20.58; l. 70'; b. 13'; dr. 4'3" (aft); s. 13 mph.; cpl. 13; a. 1 3-pdr., 2 mg.)

 

Wemootah (SP-201)—a motor boat constructed in 1916 at Morris Heights, N.Y., by the Gas Engine & Power Co. and the Charles L. Seabury Co.—was purchased by the Navy from A. Gardner Cooper of New York City on 16 June 1917; armed at New York; and placed in commission on 7 July 1917. Operating from the Rosebank Section Base on Staten Island, Wemootah served in New York harbor as a patrol craft and net tender through the end of World War I. In January 1919, her battery was removed; and the boat was put up for sale. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 13 June 1919; and she was sold to Mr. W. O. Graves of New York City on 10 October 1919.