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Sardonyx (PYc 12)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Queen - Zebra

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1928 as the yacht Queen Anne by Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany
  • Purchased by the Navy 19 June 1941
  • Renamed Sardonyx 18 July 1941
  • Commissioned USS Sardonyx (PYc 12), 15 August 1941
  • Decommissioned 3 January 1944 and placed in service
  • Placed out of service 17 July 1946 at New York
  • Struck from the Navy list 29 October 1946
  • Transferred 10 July 1947 to the Maritime Commission and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 640 t.
  • Length 186'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 10' 6"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Armament: Four .30 cal. machine guns and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Sardonyx/Queen Anne 147k c. 1930
    Ogden's Cigarette advertisement
    Joe Radigan

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