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Truant (PYc 14)

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1892 as the yacht Truant at Herreshoff Manufacturing Co, Bristol, RI for Helen H. Newberry of Detroit, MI
  • Launched 24 August 1892
  • Acquired by Henry Ford in 1936
  • Acquired by the Navy on a bareboat charter from Henry Ford 3 July 1941
  • Commissioned USS Truant (PYc-14), 16 July 1941 at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL
  • Decommissioned 17 November 1943 at Dearborn, MI and returned to her owner
  • Struck from the Naval Register 6 December 1943
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 138'
  • Beam 17' 4"
  • Draft 6' 7"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
  • Propulsion: One 600hp triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.

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