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Girasol (PY 27)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1926 as the yacht Firenze by Krupp Iron Works, Kiel, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS Girasol (PY 27), 19 March 1942
  • Decommissioned 26 January 1946 at Mare Island, CA
  • Struck from the Navy list in February 1946
  • Transferred 14 July 1947 to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 700 t.
  • Length 170'
  • Beam 27' 1"
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 55
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
  • Propulsion: Two Krupp diesel engines, two shafts.
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