Photo #: NH 102372
Whistler (U.S. motor boat, 1917)
Probably photographed at the time she was taken over by the Navy. She already has a gun mounting installed just forward of her cockpit.
This high-speed boat was acquired by the Navy on 17 May 1917 and commissioned on 31 July 1917 as USS Whistler (SP-784). Stricken on 17 May 1919, she was sold on 30 June 1919.
Note small motor boat Argus in the foreground.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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26 December 2001