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Music (S.P. 1288)


The Navy retained the melodic name carried by this vessel at the time of her acquisition.

(S.P. 1288: displacement 18; length 41'0"; beam 9'0"; draft 2'6" (mean); speed 8 miles per hour)

Music, a motor boat built in 1888 at Annapolis, Md., by the Chance Marine Construction Co., for the Conservation Commission of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.  She was acquired, given the identification number S.P. 1288, and commissioned by the Navy on 17 August 1917.

Assigned to the Fifth Naval District, Music performed patrol and inspection duties in Hampton Roads and on the Elizabeth River during the Great War [World War I]. She was returned to her owner on 24 September 1918 and stricken from the Navy Register simultaneously.

Updated, Robert J. Cressman

11 August 2022

Published: Thu Aug 11 13:45:22 EDT 2022