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Aramis (PY 7)

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - Rush - Pup


Call sign (1919):
George - Sail - Jig - Boy

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1916 by Robert Jacob Inc., City Island, New York
  • Launched in November 1916
  • Acquired by the Navy 3 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Aramis (SP-418), 2 November 1917
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Yacht, PY-7, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 6 October 1921 at the New York Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Navy Register 20 July 1933
  • Sold 13 November 1933 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 157' 6"
  • Beam 22' 4"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 33
    1921 - 53
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders, two 1-pounders, and two Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 370ihp 6 cylinder Craig 4-cycle diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Yacht Aramis
    Aramis 72k Launching
    Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum
    Tom Nye
    Aramis 42k Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum
    Aramis 99k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken soon after completion.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100666
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Aramis (SP 418)
    Aramis 131k . Robert Hurst
    Aramis 93k In a harbor, circa 1917-1919.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100660
    Naval Historical Center
    Aramis 142k Off the New York Navy Yard, 23 November 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 57630
    Aramis 93k Underway off Race Rock Light, circa 1918. Photographed from USS Thetis (SP-391), which was lying at anchor.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 57229 and NH 57230
    Aramis 131k
    Aramis 102k Underway, possibly near the New London Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, circa late 1918 or early 1919.
    Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104992
    Robert Hurst
    Aramis 130k Dressed with flags while at anchor, circa 1919. Note the three men with flags beside, atop and in front of the pilot house, spelling out (respectively) "R", "K" and "Y".
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105704
    USS Aramis (PY 7)
    Aramis 107k In Cuban waters on surveying duty, circa 1925-1926, while serving as tender to USS Nokomis (PY-6).
    Copied from the USS Nokomis Cuban Survey album No. 2.
    Donation of Carter Rila, 1986.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 101411 and NH 101032
    Naval Historical Center
    Aramis 142k

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