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Niagara (PY 9)
ex-SP 136


Patrol Yacht:

  • The sixth Niagara was built by Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE
  • Purchased by the Navy 10 August 1917
  • Commissioned USS Niagara (SP 136), 16 April 1918 at Tebo's Yacht Basin, Brooklyn, NY
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Yacht, PY-9, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 21 April 1922 at Philadelphia, PA
  • Recommissioned 24 June 1924
  • Decommissioned 3 March 1931 at Philadelphia
  • Struck from the Navy list 10 December 1931
  • Sold for Scrap 13 September 1933 to the Northern Metal Co. of Philadelphia.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 2,690 t.
  • Length 282'
  • Beam 43'
  • Draft 17'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 1,651
  • Armament: Four 4" mounts, two machine guns and one depth charge projector Y-Gun
  • Propulsion: Steam, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Niagara (PY 9)
    Niagara 139k
    Niagara 66k
    Niagara 66k Photograph taken prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102908
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Niagara 66k At anchor, circa 1920, probably in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    Collection of Gustave Maurer, ex-Chief Photographer, 1921
    U.S. Navy photo NH 2232
    Niagara 66k In Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1920. Two battleships are in the background
    Collection of Gustave Maurer, ex-Chief Photographer, 1921
    U.S. Navy photo NH 44823
    Niagara 66k At anchor, probably while assigned to surveying duty during the 1920s

    U.S. Navy photo NH 1094
    Niagara 66k In port, during the early 1920s
    Collection of Captain Frederick R. Naile, USN
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102937
    Niagara 66k In a Caribbean-area port while on surveying duty, circa the 1920s
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969
    U.S. Navy photo NH 68340
    Niagara
    Niagara 66k At the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, circa 1931-1933, while being stripped for sale
    Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1936
    U.S. Navy photo NH 46458
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Niagara 66k Sailor working on the ship's eagle figurehead, while she was being stripped for sale at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, circa 1931-1933
    Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1936
    U.S. Navy photo NH 46460
    Niagara 66k Section of structure, including bathroom facilities, removed from a ship being scrapped at the Navy Yard during the early 1930s. The ship may be USS
    Niagara (PY-9)
    Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1936
    U.S. Navy photo NH 46459

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