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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Call sign (1919):
George - Rush - King - Have
Sylvia served the U. S. Navy and the Maryland, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Naval Militia's.
Patrol Yacht:Built in 1882 by Alexander Stephen and Sons, Glasgow, ScotlandAcquired by the Navy 13 June 1898Commissioned 29 June 1898Decommissioned 10 December 1898 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VAShip's Data, U.S. Naval Vessels 1911 shows decommissioning date as 16 September 1898Transferred to the Maryland Naval Militia 19 December 1898Transferred to the Pennsylvania Naval Militia 6 December 1907Transferred to the District of Columbia Naval Militia 13 September 1930Recommissioned 10 April 1917Struck from the Navy Register 24 April 1919Sold 20 October 1921Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 302 t.Length 130'Beam 18' 6"Draft 10'Speed 9 kts.Complement 35Armament: One rifled 3-pounder, one rifled 1-pounder and two machine guns1911 - One 3-pounder rapid fire mount and three 1-pounder rapid fire mountsPropulsion: Two Roberts boilers, one 165ihp vertical compound engine, one shaft.
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||Photo probably taken during her service with the Pennsylvania State Naval Militia. Seen in the left distance what appears to be the covered receiving ship Independence
Photo taken from the 1919 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center website
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