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Arawan II (SP 1)

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

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1912 by John S. Sheppard's, Essington Ship Yard and Marine Railway, Essington, PA for Charles Longstreth of Philadelphia, PA
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 March 1917
  • Launched in May 1912
  • 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
  • Renamed Diane
  • Foundered 6 May 1932 off San Lucas Bay, Mexico.


  • Displacement 61 t.
  • Length 71' 1"
  • Beam 16' 11"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 40hp Murray and Tregurtha, four cylinder, four cycle gasoline engines, two shaft.
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    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

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Charles Longstreth, USNRF9 April 1917
    02ENS Gerald B. Kynett, USNRFNovember 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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