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Emerald (PYc-1)

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Baker - Tare

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built 1922 as the yacht Savitar by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY for Joseph H. Seaman
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 October 1940
  • Commissioned USS Emerald (PYc-1), 27 December 1940
  • Decommissioned 11 August 1942 at Miami, FL
  • Struck from the Navy list 27 November 1944
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 13 November 1945 for disposal
  • Sold to the Copeland Family of Miami, FL
  • Sold in 1946 to the Sysskind Family of Miami and renamed Savitar
  • Sold in 1951 to an unknown owner from the Bahamas and renamed Bahama Queen
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 104 t.
  • Length 96'
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Propulsion: Two 300bhp Imperial in-line eight cylinder gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Savitar 69k c. October 1940
    Photo from the Rosenfeld Collection

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