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Photo # NH 100662:  USS Arcturus in an icy port, circa 1917-1919

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USS Arcturus (SP-182), 1917-1919.
Later renamed SP-182.
Originally the Civilian Motor Boat Arcturus (1911)

Heather, a 58' 6" motor boat, was built at Greenport, Long Island, New York, in 1902 as a pleasure craft. Later renamed Sea Gull, she was taken over by the Navy in about June 1917 and commissioned as USS Sea Gull (SP-544). She served on patrol duty in the Delaware River and New Jersey coast area during the rest of World War I. Renamed SP-544 in April 1918, she was decommissioned in late November 1918 and later returned to her owner.

This page features all the views we have related to USS Arcturus (SP-182), USS SP-182 and the civilian motor boat Arcturus.


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Photo #: NH 100661

Arcturus
(American Motor Boat, 1911)

Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service, with what appears to be an amusement park in the background.
This craft was acquired by the Navy on 25 May 1917 and commissioned on 18 August 1917 as USS Arcturus (SP-182). Her name was changed to SP-182 in 1918, and she was sold on 3 November 1919.

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 545 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 100662

USS Arcturus (SP-182)


In an icy port, circa 1917-1919.
Built in 1911, the motor boat Arcturus was acquired by the Navy on 25 May 1917 and commissioned as USS Arcturus (SP-182) on 18 August 1917. Her name was changed to SP-182 in 1918 to avoid confusion with another vessel. She was sold on 3 November 1919.

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 460 pixels

 


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