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Chichota (SP 65)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1901 as Niagara III by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI for Howard Gould
  • Delivered in April 1901
  • Renamed Chichota
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Chichota (SP 65), 12 May 1918
  • Decommissioned 21 December 1918 and returned to her owner, Edwin Gould of New York City
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 27 t.
  • Length 81'
  • Beam 10' 6"
  • Draft 3' 4"
  • Propulsion: Steam, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Steam Yacht Chichota
    Chichota 89k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101039
    Naval Historical Center
    Chichota 103k Underway on the Hudson River, New York, prior to World War I. The passenger steamer Hendrick Hudson is in
    the background.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102813
    USS Chichota (SP 65)
    Chichota 132k Photo from the 6 August 1917 edition of the Tacoma Times
    Library of Congress archives
    Michael Mohl

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