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A-1 II (Houseboat)

(Houseboat: dp. 6.16; 1. 31'2"; cpl. 6)


Early in World War I, the second A-1, a houseboat built in 1911 by Sillit Buchanan, was inspected for possible naval service. Her takeover by the Navy from F. E. Wright of San Pedro, Calif., was ordered on 6 October 1917. The vessel was placed in service on 30 December 1917, and she operated in waters of southern California through the end of hostilities. Her logs end on 9 December 1918 and, apparently, no record of her subsequent fate has survived.

Published: Mon Jun 25 13:41:39 EDT 2018