Qui Vive, 45-foot motor boat, was constructed in 1916 at Alexandria Bay, New York, as a pleasure craft. She was chartered by the Navy in June 1917 and commissioned as USS Qui Vive (SP-1004). Though initially assigned to section patrol service, the craft spent most of her Navy career as a hospital boat at Norfolk, Virginia. She was returned to her owner in June 1919.
This page features all the views we have related to the motor boat Qui Vive, which was USS Qui Vive (SP-1004) in 1917-1919.
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Photo #: NH 102145
Qui Vive (American Motor Boat, 1916)
Underway, prior to World War I.
Acquired by the Navy on 22 June 1917, she was commissioned as USS Qui Vive (SP-1004) and served as a hospital boat at Norfolk, Virginia. She was returned to her owner on 7 June 1919.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 520 pixels
Note: The Ships' Histories Branch of the Naval Historical
Center holds another view of the motor boat Qui Vive,
taken prior to her U.S. Navy service. This photograph shows her
from off the starboard quarter, underway at low speed.
Page made 5 December 2002