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Rhodolite (PYc-19)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Able - Love

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Laid down 6 October 1930 as the yacht Seapine by the Bath Iron Work, Bath, Maine for Frank H. Goodyear and Hollander
  • Launched 30 April 1931
  • Delivered 14 July 1931
  • Frank Goodyear died before delivery and yacht was sold to Hollander and renamed Yankee
  • Acquired by the Navy under her original name of Seapine 29 December 1941
  • Converted for Naval service at Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL
  • Commissioned USS Rhodolite (PYc-19), 14 March 1942
  • Decommissioned 29 December 1945 at San Diego, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 6 February 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 588 t. (fl)
  • Length 158'
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 10' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 56
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, and four machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 435shp Cooper Bessemer JR-8 diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Rhodolite 134k Photographed during World War II
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 81387
    Mike Green

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