MV Commander

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MV Commander is located in New York
MV Commander
Nearest city West Haverstraw, New York
Coordinates 41°12′59″N 73°58′03″W / 41.21639°N 73.96750°W / 41.21639; -73.96750Coordinates: 41°12′59″N 73°58′03″W / 41.21639°N 73.96750°W / 41.21639; -73.96750
Area less than one acre
Built 1917
Architect Beele Wallace Co.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84002951[1]
Added to NRHP September 27, 1984

The M/V Commander is a historic motor vessel built in 1917 and designed by Beele Wallace Co. of Morehead City, North Carolina, United States. She is homeported at the Haverstraw Marina in West Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York.[2] She is a wooden 275 passenger excursion boat approximately 60 feet in length, 25 feet in breadth, and weighing 70 tons.[3] She was leased to the United States Navy on 17 September 1917 and commissioned on 3 January 1918.[4] She operated around the New York Navy Yard during World War I then was decommissioned from the Navy on 5 February 1919 and returned to her civilian owner.[4]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Hudson Highlands Cruises". Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  3. ^ Neil G. Larson (July 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: M/V Commander". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20.  See also: "Accompanying four photos". 
  4. ^ a b "Commander". United States Navy. Retrieved 2010-11-04.