Vitesse, a 40-foot "runabout" style open motor boat, was built in 1914 at Port Clinton, Ohio, for use as a pleasure craft. In August 1917, when she was owned by a Toledo, Ohio, man, the Navy examined her for possible acquisition, but determined her to be unsuitable for Naval purposes. No "SP" series registry number was assigned to her.
This page features our only view of the motor boat Vitesse, of 1914.
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Photo #: NH 102363
Vitesse (American Motor Boat, 1914)
In a boat house, circa 1917.
This "runabout" type pleasure craft was inspected in 1917 for possible acquision by the Navy, but was determined to be unsuitable.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 455 pixels
Page made 8 February 2004