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Minnemac II (S. P. 202)

(SP‑202: t. 78 (gr.); l. 78'4"; b. 14'6"; dr. 5'; s. 13 k.; cpl. 9; a. 1 3‑pdr., 2 mg.)

A former name retained.

Minnemac II (S. P. 202), a motorboat built in 1914 by George Lawley & Sons, Neponsett, Mass., was acquired by the Navy under free lease from her owner, Arthur J. Eddy of Chicago, 7 May 1917; enrolled in the Naval Defense Reserve Force 3 July 1917; and commissioned 5 July 1917, Ens. Jerome Eddy, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the Great Lakes area, Minnemac II patrolled the waters of Lake Michigan out of her assigned section base. Following the end of World War I, she was returned to her owner 13 January 1919.

Published: Wed Feb 10 10:01:18 EST 2016