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Daraga (S.P. 43)


The Navy retained the name carried by this small craft at the time of her acquisition.

(S.P. 43: length 77'6"; beam 17'; draft 3'6"; speed 10.0 knots; complement 15; armament 2 1-pounders)

Daraga , a motorboat, was purchased by the Navy in 1917, commissioned on 23 April of that year Ens. A. F. Spare, USNRF, commanding, and, given the identification number S.P. 43, was assigned to the Second Naval District where she performed harbor entrance patrol duty at Newport, R.I., and served as mother ship to Patrol Squadron 1 until the end of the Great War [World War I].

In 1919, Daraga was transferred to the First Naval District, decommissioned, and was sold on 7 July 1921.

Updated, Robert J. Cressman

11 October 2023

Published: Wed Oct 11 17:25:48 EDT 2023