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Patrol Yacht Photo Archive


Inca served both the U. S. Navy and the Virginia Naval Militia

Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Siren was built in 1897 as Eugenia by Hawthorn and Co., Leith, Scotland
  • Purchased by the Navy 9 June 1898
  • Commissioned USS Siren 24 June 1898
  • Decommissioned 24 September 1898
  • Loaned to the Virginia Naval Militia 22 June 1899
  • Struck from the Navy list 30 August 1910
  • Sold 3 January 1911
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 315 t.
  • Length 123'
  • Beam 19' 2"
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 13 kts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SY Eugenia
    Siren 78k Photographed 18 June 1898, while fitting out for Spanish-American War service. Her hull has been half repainted into wartime grey
    U.S. Navy photo NH 76524
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    USS Siren
    Lotosland 91k

    Sirens - Minor divinities in Greek mythology who lure sailors to destruction by their singing
    Photo depicts a Moaning siren statuette from Myrina, first century BC

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 18 November 2020
    Siren 78k 8 July 1898
    U.S. Navy photo NR&L(O)2196
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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