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Mustang (SP 36)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1911 by the National Boat and Electric Co., St. Joseph, MI
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 July 1917
  • Commissioned 2 October 1917
  • Struck from the Naval Register in late 1919
  • Sold 23 June 1919 to Allen N. Spooner and Son, New York City
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 37 t.
  • Length 65'
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 1-pounder.
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    Mustang 133k Underway prior to World War I.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100219
    Naval Historical Center
    Blue Bird 172k In port, circa the late summer or fall of 1918. USS Progressive (ID 2003) is tied up alongside Westchester (SP 3103). The bow of Blue Bird (SP 465) is visible at left. Mustang is in the left
    middle distance.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102370

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The first Mustang (SP-36), a wooden-hulled, gas-powered yacht, was built by National Boat & Electric Co., St. Joseph, Mich., in 1911; purchased by the Navy from her owner, Henry S. Beardsley of New York City, 6 July 1917; and commissioned 2 October 1917, Chief Boatswain A. Daunt, USNRF, in command.

    Assigned to the 3d Naval District, Mustang operated out of Section Base No. 7, Whitestone, Long Island, during World War I. She patrolled the western reaches of Long Island Sound and the approaches to the East River. Following the Armistice, she was sold to Allen N. Spooner & Son of New York City 23 July 1919.

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