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Verdi (SP-979)

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USS Verdi, a 75-foot section patrol boat, was built at Morris Heights, New York, as a civilian pleasure craft. She was acquired by the Navy at the end of June 1917 and later placed in commission for World War I service in the Great Lakes region. Verdi was returned to her owner in early December 1918, less than a month after the Armistice ended the fighting.

This page features our only views of USS Verdi (SP-979) and the civilian motor boat Verdi.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Photo #: NH 89770

Verdi
(American Motor Boat, 1909)

Photographed prior to World War I. She served as USS Verdi (SP-979) in 1917-1918.



Photo #: NH 102349

USS Verdi
(SP-979)

Photographed in an icy port during World War I.
Built in 1909, this pleasure craft was acquired by the Navy on 30 June 1917 and placed in commission on 10 August 1917. She was returned to her owner on 4 December 1918.

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.



If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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