Susanne, a 60-foot motor boat, was built at Port Clinton, Ohio, before World War I. Just prior to the U.S. entry into that conflict, or shortly afterwards, she was examined for possible U.S. Navy service and given the registry number SP-832. However Susanne was was not taken over and remained in civilian hands.
Note: This motor boat should not be confused with another craft of the same name, also built at Port Clinton, which served during 1917-1919 as USS Susanne (SP-411). The latter motor boat was rather larger (76' 6" long overall), faster, and of completely different appearance.
This page features all the views we have of the motor boat Susanne.
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Photo #: NH 102243
Susanne (American Motor Boat)
Photographed prior to World War I.
This 60-foot pleasure craft, built at Port Clinton, Ohio, was examined for possible U.S. Navy service, assigned the identification number SP-832, but not taken over. She should not be confused with another, somewhat larger and much faster, motor boat with the same name and builder that became USS Susanne (SP-411).
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 49KB; 740 x 525 pixels
Note: The Ships' Histories Branch of the Naval Historical
Center holds two other views of the motor boat Susanne.
Page made 25 September 2003