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Felicia (PYc 35)

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Sugar - William

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Felicia was built in 1931 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME for Senator Jesse Houghton Metcalf of Rhode Island
  • Delivered 14 September 1931
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration (WSA) 29 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS Felicia (PYc 35), 30 June 1942
  • Decommissioned 10 August 1945
  • Transferred 23 October 1945 to the WSA for disposal
  • Acquired in 1946 by the Association of Maryland Pilots of Baltimore, MD for use as a yacht
  • Out of service in 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 447 t.
  • Length 147' 9"
  • Beam 24' 10"
  • Draft 9' 4"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 42
  • Armament: One 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two 600shp Cooper Bessemer FP-8 diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Felicia 111k Photographed during World War II
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974
    U.S. Navy photo NH 81389
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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