Shad, a 43-foot motor pleasure boat built in 1907 at Neponset, Massachusetts, was purchased by the Navy in May 1917. Placed in commission later in that month as USS Shad (SP-551), she served on patrol duties in Boston Harbor for the rest of World War I and during the first months of the post-war era. Shad was stricken from the Navy list in August 1919 and sold in September of that year.
This page features the only views we have of USS Shad (SP-551).
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Photo #: NH 102205
USS Shad (SP-551)
Hauled out of the water at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, circa 1917-1919.
This motor boat was acquired by the Navy on 15 May 1917 and placed in commission on 24 May 1917. Stricken on 18 August 1919, she was sold on 10 September 1919.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 62KB; 740 x 465 pixels
Note: The Ships' Histories Branch of the Naval Historical
Center holds one other photo of the motor boat Shad, taken
on 4 May 1917 at the same place as the view presented above,
presumably while she was being prepared for Navy service.
Page made 4 June 2003