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Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1893 as Penelope by Ramage and Ferguson, Leith, Scotland
  • Acquired by the Navy in May 1898 and renamed Yankton
  • Commissioned USS Yankton 16 May 1898 at Norfolk, VA
  • Decommissioned 27 February 1920 at New York
  • Sold 20 October 1921
  • Broken up in 1930 at Boston, MA.


  • Displacement 975 t.
  • Length 185'
  • Beam 27' 6"
  • Draft 13' 1"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 78
  • Armament: Six 3-pounders and two Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 750ihp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yankton 94k . .
    Yankton 40k Shortly after the Spanish-American War
    Yankton 27 Photographed circa the mid-1910s. The hospital ship Solace (later AH-2) is in the left center distance
    Original image, copyrighted by N. Moser, New York
    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008
    U.S. Navy photo NH 106266
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Yankton 67k Hampton Roads, VA, December 10, 1916
    U.S. Navy photo NH 59453
    Yankton 72k Photographed on 22 May 1919 while operating with U.S. Naval Forces in Northern Russia Subchaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR James D. Adams, USN18 May 1898
    02LCDR William N. McMunn, USNRF1918
    03CDR Richard Somers Galloway, USN1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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