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Aquamarine (PYc 7)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Easy - Xray

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built 1924 as the yacht Vasanta by Pusey and Jones Corp., Wilmington, DE for John H. French of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
  • Renamed Siele prior to completion
  • Launched 10 April 1926
  • Sold in 1936 to Robert H. Wolfe of Columbus, OH and renamed Seawolf
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 January 1941
  • Placed in service 14 January 1941
  • Commissioned USS Aquamarine (PYc-7), 9 March 1941
  • Decommissioned 21 June 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register 13 November 1946
  • Transferred 31 January 1947 to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold in 1947 to Colonel Edward Grimm, Ret.
  • Sold in 1955 to Ennolls A. Stephens of Irvington, VA and renamed Miss Ann
  • The Miss Ann was homeported in Washington, DC and used for dinner cruises on the Potomac River
  • Miss Ann is no longer in the charter business and as of 9 April 2013 is moored at the Colonial Beach Yacht Center, Colonial Beach, VA. Her owners are seeking investors.


  • Displacement 215 t.
  • Length 124'
  • Beam 20' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 36
  • Armament: Two .30 cal. Lewis machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 300hp Winton 6-cylinder diesel engines, two shafts
    1941 - Union diesel engines
    1955 - Two V12-71 Cleveland [General Motors] diesel engines.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Aquamarine 389k Drawing from the May 1926 edition of Rudder magazine Maunsel White
    Aquamarine 60k .
    Aquamarine 45k
    Aquamarine 76k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS Aquamarine (PYc 7)
    Aquamarine 269k c. 1941/1942 Jim Swank
    Aquamarine 159k
    Miss Ann
    Aquamarine 131k . Maunsel White
    Aquamarine 281k Moored at the Tides Inn, Carter Creek, Irvington, Lancaster County, Virginia
    Photo courtesy of Virginia Department of Historic Resources
    Robert Hurst
    Aquamarine 133k Post card dated 11 October 1956, Irvington, VA
    Inscription on back reads:
    "MISS ANN"

    This luxurious ocean-going yacht is chartered by The Chesapeake Club for the use of its members while they are guests at The Tides Inn, Irvington, Virginia

    Tommy Trampp
    Aquamarine 182k Post card dated 7 July 1959, Kilmarnock, VA
    Inscription on back reads:
    Aerial view of the luxurious TIDES INN, showing the yacht "MISS ANN" and the heated salt water swimming pool
    Aquamarine 83k Post card dated 1978
    Aquamarine 14k c. 2004
    Miss Ann
    The Tides Inn
    Irvington, VA
    Aquamarine 253k 7 March 2010
    Washington, DC
    Miss Ann seen from East Potomac Park across Washington Channel. The position is just up channel from where the Mt. Vernon and dinner boats tie up
    Ramon Jackson

    Commanding Officers
    01LT George A. Lange, USN14 January 1941
    02CAPT William Thomas, USN1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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