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Tacony (SP 5)

Typee call sign (1933):
King - Mike - Preparatory - Option

Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Tacony was built in 1910 as Sybilla II by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 May 1917 and commissioned USS Tacony (SP 5) the same day
  • Returned to her owner 29 November 1918
  • Registered in 1933 to Herman A. DeVry of Chicago, IL as the yacht Typee
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 46 t.
  • Length 82'
    1933 - 72'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 4' 4"
    1933 - 7.4'
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 12
    1933 - Two
  • Armament one 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 150hp 6-cylinder Craig gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Tacony 89k Photographed during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102250
    Naval Historical Center
    Tacony 182k In port on 29 November 1918, the day she was returned to her owner
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42421

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