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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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    Yacht Seaforth
    Cymophane 73k c. Between 1932/1942 Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS Cymophane (PYc 26)
    Cymophane 57k 5 September 1942 Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

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