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Cymophane (PYc-26)

Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Queen - Charlie

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1926 as the yacht Robador at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp., Newport News, VA
  • Renamed Seaforth in 1929
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 March 1942 from Herman F. Falk of Milwaukee, WI and placed in service to be converted for Naval service
  • Commissioned USS Cymophane (PYc-26), 6 August 1942
  • Decommissioned 23 August 1944 at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Placed in service 21 September 1944
  • Placed out of service 23 May 1946 at Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Naval Register 5 June 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 10 June 1948
  • Sold in 1952 to Visitor, Inc. of New York, NY and renamed Seaforth
  • Dismantled in 1956.


  • Displacement 523 t. (fl)
  • Length 161'
  • Beam 26'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 49
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 900shp Winton 121 diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Seaforth
    Cymophane 73k c. Between 1932/1942 Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS Cymophane (PYc 26)
    Cymophane 163k Photographed during World War II
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 81388
    Mike Green
    Cymophane 57k 5 September 1942 Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

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