Photo #: NH 100649
Audwin (American Motor Boat, 1911)
Photographed prior to World War I.
This motor boat, built in 1911 for use as a pleasure craft, was acquired by the Navy on 30 June 1917 and placed in commission on 5 November 1917 as USS Audwin (SP-451). She was transferred to the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey on 27 March 1919.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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9 June 2003