Photo #: NH 101058
U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat
In a Northeastern yacht basin (probably at Greenport, Long Island, New York), circa summer 1917.
This is probably C-250, a 50-foot experimental torpedo boat purchased from the Greenport Basin & Construction Company soon after the U.S. entered World War I. Note the trainable torpedo tube mounted on her after deck.
The boat behind her, with number "63"painted on her pilothouse and a life ring marked "SP 63", is not USS Rivalen (SP-63), but is probably Greenport Hull 278, which later became USS Russ (SP-1151).
Collection of Robert S. Waters. Donated by Mrs. Alice W. Thomas, 1972.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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11 March 2003