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Southern Seas (PY 32)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Xray - Tare

Southern Seas served both the U. S. Army and Navy

Sunk 9 October 1945

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1920 as Lydonia by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Co., New York for Cyrus Curtiss of
  • Purchased by the Pan American Aviation Co. and renamed Southern Seas
  • Purchased by the Army in December 1941
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 December 1942 and commissioned USS Southern Seas (PY 32) the same day
  • Sunk 9 October 1945 during Typhoon Louise at Okinawa
  • Struck from the Navy list 24 October 1945.


  • Displacement 1,116 t.
  • Length 228'
  • Beam 31' 3"
  • Draft 14' 3"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 47
  • Propulsion: Four Seabury water-tube boilers, two 500ihp triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    MY Southern Seas
    Southern Seas 331k . .
    USS Southern Seas (PY 32)
    Southern Seas 32k . .

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