USS Sea Otter, a 40-foot section patrol craft, was built at Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1913 as a civilian pleasure craft. She was acquired by the Navy for World War I service in June 1917. Following transportation employment in East Coast ports, Sea Otter was taken out of service some time after the end of the war and stricken from the Navy List in November 1919. She was sold in January 1920.
This page features the only view we have of USS Sea Otter (SP-781).
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Photo #: NH 102199
USS Sea Otter (SP-781)
In port with many other Section Patrol craft, probably while awaiting disposal in 1919.
USS Daiquiri (SP-1285) is in the right background. Second boat inboard of Sea Otter is USS Patrol # 10 (SP-85).
Built in 1913 as a pleasure craft, Sea Otter was acquired by the Navy for World War I service and placed in commission on 11 June 1917. She was stricken on 7 November 1919 and sold on 16 January 1920.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 106KB; 740 x 430 pixels
Page made 6 April 2003