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Nepenthe (S. P. 112)

(SP-112: t. 20; l. 80-; b. 17-; dr. 2-10-; s. 14 k.; a. 2 1-pdrs., 1 Mg.)

Motor boat Nepenthe, a houseboat built by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, N.J., in 1917, was acquired by the Navy at Key West, Fla., from James Dearing, Miami, Fla., 7 June 1917 for use on section patrol in the 7th Naval District during World War I. However, Nepenthe proved unsuitable for Navy service, and was returned to her owner 5 October 1917.

Published: Wed Feb 10 13:43:23 EST 2016