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McKeever Bros (S. P. 683)

(SP‑683: l. 136': b. 24'; dr. 12'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 22; a. 2 3‑pdrs.)

A merchant name retained.

McKeever Bros (S. P. 683) was built in 1911 by Robert Palmer & Sons, Noank, Conn.; acquired by the Navy 18 May 1917 from her owners, Steven W. and Edward J. McKeever; and commissioned 5 May 1917.

Assigned to the 4th Naval District, Philadelphia, Pa., McKeever Bros., performed minesweeping duties and participated in coastal defense operations. During World War I, she operated out of Philadelphia in the Delaware River and in Delaware Bay. Her name was struck from the Navy list 22 March 1918 and she was sold 1 July 1919.

Published: Tue Feb 09 14:55:25 EST 2016