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Joyance (SP 72)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Have - Nan

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1907 as the steam yacht Cavalier by Robert Jacob, City Island, NY
  • Purchased by the Navy 25 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Joyance (SP 72), 20 July 1917
  • Decommissioned 6 May 1919
  • Sold 5 August 1919 to Reinhard Hall of Brooklyn, NY
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 119 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 18'
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Roberts boiler, one 500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Joyance 86k In harbor, dressed with flags, prior to her World War I era Naval service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99436
    Robert Hurst
    Joyance 71k Photographed prior to World War I. Note the torpedo-boat-like appearance of this yacht, which was described by Navy inspectors as being of "light construction"
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101950
    Naval Historical Center

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