USS Raven III

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Raven III

(SP-103: dp. 6; 1. 50'; b. 9'; dr. 2'; s. 27.7 k.; cpl. 6; a. 1 1-pdr.)

Raven 111 (SP-103), a motorboat built in 1916 by Purdy Boat Co., Miami Beach, Fla., was purchased by the Navy from Purdy Boat Co., 14 June 1917; delivered 28 June 1917; and commissioned 5 October 1917 at Key West, Fla., MM2e. Gordon Stanford, USNRF, in command.

Soon after commissioning Raven III was renamed SP IOS and attached to Seetion 4 of the 7th Naval District coast defense force in World War I as a patrol craft working with the training facility at Key West. She sank accidentally 12 September 1919 and was later sold to Stewart MeDonald Moon Motor Car Co., St. I,ouis, Mo.