Photo #: NH 102172
USS St. Sebastian (SP-470)
Moored in port, circa 1917-1919.
This motor boat was acquired by the Navy on 25 June 1917 and commissioned on 9 August 1917. Stricken on 24 April 1919, she was wrecked along with seven other "SP" boats in a hurricane at Key West, Florida, while awaiting sale in September 1919.
The Herreshoff-type patrol boat in the left background appears to be USS War Bug (SP-1795).
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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31 December 2002