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Photo # NH 57784:  USS Albert Brown during World War I

Online Library of Selected Images:
U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- Listed by Hull Number

"SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft
numbered from SP-1000 through SP-1099


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-1000 through SP-1099, plus some that were given numbers but not acquired.


See the list below to locate photographs of individual ships and craft numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-1000 through SP-1099.

For lists of "SP" and "ID" series ships and craft in other number ranges, see:

  • "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft.

    If the "SP"/"ID" vessel you want does not have an active link on this page, or the other pages of this series, and the statement "no image available" is lacking, contact the Photographic Section concerning other research options.


    World War I era acquired vessels numbered from SP-1000 through SP-1099:

    • SP-1002: Dauntless. 45-foot motor boat. USN: Dauntless, 1917-1919.
    • SP-1003: Albatross. 39-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Albatross and SP-1003, 1917-1919
    • SP-1004: Qui Vive. 45-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Qui Vive, 1917-1919
    • SP-1009: Maud. 50-foot motor boat. USN: Maud, 1917-1919

    • SP-1010: Yarrow. 65-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Yarrow, 1917-1919.
    • SP-1011: Albion. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Geraldine, 1917-1918. Possibly also named Albion
    • SP-1012: Satellite. 87-foot steam boat, 1887. USN: Satellite, 1917-1920
    • SP-1014: Sea Rover. 199 gross ton tug, 1902. USN: Sea Rover (later designated AT-57), 1918-1922.
    • SP-1015: Defiance. 346-ton tug, 1889. USN: Defiance (briefly) and Challenge (later designated AT-59, YT-126 and YTM-126), 1918-1946
    • SP-1016: Talofa. 101-foot steam yacht, 1910. USN: Talofa, 1917-1919.

    • SP-1031: Jolly Roger. Motor boat, 1917. USN: Jolly Roger, 1917-1918. No image available

    • SP-1040: Alameda. 65-foot motor boat, 1917. Apparently no U.S. Navy service
    • SP-1043: Machigonne. 425 gross ton coastal passenger steamship, 1907. Also named Dida and Hook Mountain. USN: Machigonne, 1918-1919
    • SP-1045: Arval. 75-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Arval, 1917-1919
    • SP-1046: Nomad. Motor boat, 1914. USN: Nomad, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-1047: Roamer. Steam boat, 1902. USN: Roamer, 1917-1919.
    • SP-1048: Pollyanna. Motor boat, 1900. USN: Pollyanna, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-1049: Chipper. 56-foot motor boat, 1909. USN: Chipper, 1917-1919.

    • SP-1050: Albert Brown. 103-foot steam fishing trawler, 1875. USN: Albert Brown and Brown, 1917-1923
    • SP-1051: Ensign. Motor boat, 1914. USN: Ensign, 1917-1919.
    • SP-1052: Alabama. 69-foot motor boat, 1906. USN: Alabama, 1917-1917(?) (probably did not enter service)
    • SP-1055: Tech III. 50-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Tech III, 1917.
    • SP-1058: Thistle. Motor boat, 1907. USN: Thistle, 1917-1918. No image available

    • SP-1062: Doloma. 75-foot motor boat, 1907. USN: Doloma, 1917-1918
    • SP-1063: Secret. 37-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Secret, 1917-1918

    • SP-1072: Peggy. Motor boat, 1914. USN: Peggy, 1917-1918.
    • SP-1078: Melville. 79.5-foot steam tug, 1903. USN: Melville and SP-1078, 1918-1919

    • SP-1080: Marjorie M.. 32-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Marjorie M., 1917-1918
    • SP-1083: Regis II. 45-foot motor boat, 1902. USN: Regis II, 1917-1919
    • SP-1086: Anton Dohrn. 71-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Anton Dohrn, 1917-1919

    • SP-1092: Elizabeth. 55-foot motor boat. USN: Elizabeth and SP-1092, 1917-1918

    For lists of "SP" and "ID" series ships and craft in other number ranges, see:

  • "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft.


    To the best of our knowledge, the pictures provided in the "Online Library of Selected Images" are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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