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Magistrate (SP 143)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Fox - Cast

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1916 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 May 1917
  • Delivered 14 May 1917
  • Commissioned 24 May 1917
  • Returned to her owner 15 February 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 44 t.
  • Length 63'
  • Beam 15' 8"
  • Draft 4' 2"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 14
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 100hp 6-cylinder Speedway gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Magistrate 181k Underway on an icy day, circa 1918, probably off New London, Connecticut
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89749
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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