Nepenthe SP-112


(SP-112: t. 20; 1. 80'; b. 17'; dr. 2'10"; s. 14 k.; a. 2 1-pdrs.,1 mg.)

Motor boat Nepenthe, a houseboat built by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, N.J., in 1917, was acquired by the Navy at Key West, Fla., from James Dearing, Miami, Fla., 7 June 1917 for use on section patrol in the 7th Naval District during World War I. However, Nepenthe proved unsuitable for Navy service, and was returned to her owner 5 October 1917.