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Siren (PY 13)



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - How - Charlie

ex-Siren (CMc 1)



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Roger - Sugar

Patrol Yacht:

  • The third Siren was built in 1929 as Lotosland by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, DE
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 October 1940, classified as a Coastal Minelayer, CMc-1 and renamed Siren
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Yacht, PY-13 and commissioned 15 November 1940
  • Decommissioned 2 May 1944 at New York and placed in service
  • Placed out of service 23 October 1945 at Tompkinsville, NY
  • Struck from the Navy list 13 November 1945 and transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold 13 August 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 720 t.
  • Length 196' 5"
  • Beam 28' 2"
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 89
  • Armament: Two 3" mounts, two .30 cal. machine guns and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000hp Winton diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Lotosland
    Lotosland 118k 15 November 1929
    The luxurious yacht Lotosland ready for her launching at the Pusey & Jones shipyard in Wilmington, Delaware
    Joe Radigan
    USS Siren (PY 13)
    Lotosland 91k Namesake: In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Seiren; Greek plural: Seirenes) were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. In some later, rationalized traditions, the literal geography of the "flowery" island of Anthemoessa, or Anthemusa, is fixed: sometimes on Cape Pelorum and at others in the islands known as the Sirenuse, near Paestum, or in Capreae. All such locations were surrounded by cliffs and rocks
    Photo depicts a Moaning siren statuette from Myrina, first century BC
    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 22 September 2019
    Siren 80k
    Siren 23k

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Harrison G. White, USNR15 November 1940 - March 1941
    02LCDR James Eugene Nolan, USN - USNA Class of 1919
    Awarded the Legion of Merit (1943)
    March 1941 - May 1941
    03LCDR Harrison G. White, USNRMay 1941 - December 1942
    04LCDR Charles K. Post, USNRDecember 1942 - September 1943
    05LT Irving M. Shepard, USNRSeptember 1943 - 2 May 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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