USS Verdi (SP-979)

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USS Verdi (SP-979) in an icy port during World War I.
History
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Name: USS Verdi
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Charles L. Seabury Company and Gas Engine and Power Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York
Completed: 1909
Acquired: 30 June 1917
Commissioned: 10 August 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 4 December 1918; wrecked 31 July 1935
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Verdi 1909-1917 and 1918-1935
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Displacement: 28 tons
Length: 75 ft 0 in (22.86 m)
Beam: 11 ft 5 in (3.48 m)
Draft: 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)
Speed: 15 knots
Armament:

USS Verdi (SP-979) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Verdi was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1909 by the Charles L. Seabury Company and the Gas Engine and Power Company at Morris Heights in the Bronx, New York. She was the property of Walter J. Green of Utica, New York, and home-ported at Clayton, New York, on the St. Lawrence River when the U.S. Navy acquired her from Green on 30 June 1917 for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Verdi (SP-979) on 10 August 1917.

Assigned to the 9th Naval District, Verdi patrolled on the Great Lakes for the rest of World War I.

Verdi was returned to Green on 4 December 1918. She remained in civilian use until 31 July 1935, when she became stranded in the St. Lawrence River about 500 feet (152 meters) off Watch Island, New York, and became a total loss.

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References

Verdi as a private motorboat sometime between 1909 and 1917. Motorboat Verdi.jpg
Verdi as a private motorboat sometime between 1909 and 1917.

Coordinates: 44°14′58″N76°09′17″W / 44.2495°N 76.1547°W / 44.2495; -76.1547