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Lash (PYc-31)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Able - Zebra

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built 1914 by the Robert Jacobs Shipyard, City Island, NY as the yacht Caroline for Edward Ford of Toledo, OH. The largest yacht built at City Island
  • Sold to the Horace E. Dodge Estate of Grosse Ile, MI in 1919 and renamed Delphine
  • Acquired by Mrs. Horace Dodge in 1921
  • Sold in 1922 to Stella Ford Schlotman of Detroit, MI and renamed Stellaris
  • Sold in 1940 to New York Waterway Yacht Cruises of Brooklyn, NY and renamed Sylph II
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS Lash (PYc-31), 5 June 1942 at New York
  • Decommissioned 6 September 1944 at Gulfport, MS
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 September 1944
  • Returned to her owner 18 May 1945
  • Renamed Nisyros in 1946
  • No records found after 1986
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 339 t.
  • Length 187' 8"
  • Beam 23' 10"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Lash 57k Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum Tom Nye
    Lash 65k
    Lash 69k c. 1938
    Marine City, MI
    Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS Lash (PYc 31)
    Lash 254k 16 June 1944
    Seen from a U.S. Navy blimp as she operated off the southern coast of the United States
    National Archives photo 80-G-271399
    Tracy White

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