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Arawan II (SP 1)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - Jig - Vice

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1912 by J. S. Shepard, Essington, PA
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 March 1917
  • Commissioned 9 April 1917 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the first in a numerical series that would ultimately include more than four-thousand boats and ships
  • Decommissioned 29 November 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 61 t.
  • Length 71' 7"
  • Beam 16' 11"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 74ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Arawan II
    Arawan II 118k In port, probably after being registered for the Naval coast defence reserve.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99220
    Robert Hurst
    Arawan II 155k This was the first vessel surveyed and given a number in the Section Patrol ("SP") series. This photograph, dated 27 September 1916, shows her flying the civilian Yachting Ensign and wearing her SP number.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95860
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Arawan II (SP 1)
    Arawan II 114k Photographed during World War I.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 57039
    Naval Historical Center

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