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Patrol Yacht Photo Archive
Call sign (1910):
Nan - Tare - Mike
Sylvia served the U. S. Navy and the Maryland, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Naval Militias
Patrol Yacht:The first Sylvia was built in 1882 by Alexander Stephen and Sons, Ltd, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland for the Lord Dean of Guild, Alexander StephenLaunched 22 June 1882Acquired in 1884 by William Marling, Magdalene College, Cambridge, EnglandAcquired in 1889 by Edward Oldroyd of Horbury, Yorkshire, EnglandPurchased by the Navy 13 June 1898Commissioned 29 June 1898Decommissioned 10 December 1898 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VATransferred to the Maryland Naval Militia 19 December 1898Reassigned 6 December 1907 to the Pennsylvania Naval MilitiaReassigned 13 September 1913 to the District of Columbia Naval MilitiaRecommissioned 10 April 1917Struck from the Navy list 24 April 1919Sold 20 October 1921Registered in 1927 to W. J. Townsend of Baltimore, MD as the freighter H. C. TownsendFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 302 t.1927 - 137 t.Length 130'1927 - 126.3'Beam 18' 6"1927 - 18'Draft 10'1927 - 9.3'Speed 9 kts.Complement 351927 - ThreeArmament: One 3-pounder rapid fire mount, three 1-pounder rapid fire mounts and two machine guns1917 - Three 1-pounders and two machine gunsPropulsion: Two Roberts boilers, One 165hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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