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Shrewsbury (S. P. 70)

(SP-70: t. 77; l. 98'; b. 15'; dr. 5'3"; s. 14.5 k.; cpl. 15; a. 1 1-pdr., 2 mg.)

Shrewsbury (S. P. 70), a motor boat built as Mona (later renamed Gipsy), in 1910 by George Lawley and Son, South Boston, Mass.; was acquired by the Navy on 13 April 1917 from her owner, N. H. McCarter of Newark, N.J., as Shrewsbury and commissioned on 23 April 1917. Shrewsbury patrolled in the 4th Naval District during World War I. Struck from the Navy list on 16 September 1919, Shrewsbury was sold on 29 October 1919 to Charles S. McCulloh of New York City.

Published: Tue Feb 16 15:45:18 EST 2016