USS Absegami (SP-317)

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Absegami was a motor boat built in 1916 at New York City by the New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Co.; acquired by the Navy on free lease from her owner, Allen K. White, Atlantic City, N.J., on 2 May 1917; and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 30 April 1917, Ens. W. G. Morse in command.

Following her commissioning, Absegami was assigned to section patrol duty in the 4th Naval District. Throughout World War I, the boat patrolled the Delaware Bay and Atlantic waters off Cape May, N.J. Absegami was decommissioned at Philadelphia on 2 December 1918 and returned to her owner four days later.[1]


  1. Copied from: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships