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Narada (SP 161)


Patrol Yacht: Built as Semiramis by Ramsey and Ferguson, Leith, Scotland; Launched, 30 May 1889; Renamed Margarita and Narada; Acquired by the Navy, 30 June 1917; Commissioned USS Narada (SP 161), 12 October 1917; Decommissioned, 13 January 1919; Returned to her owner, Henry Walters, 4 February 1919 and lasted into the late 1930s as a commercial vessel. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 505 t.; Length 224'; Beam 27'; Draft 15' 9"; Speed 12 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.


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Size Image Description Source
Yacht Semiramis
Narada 95k . Jim Rogers
Yacht Narada
Narada 86k Underway, prior to her World War I Naval service.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99978
Robert Hurst
Narada 73k Photographed prior to World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102052
Naval Historical Center
USS Narada (SP 161)
Narada 92k At anchor in midstream, probably off New London, Connecticut, circa 1917-18. Photographed from USS Thetis
(SP-391)
, which was underway.
U.S. Navy photo NH 45638
Naval Historical Center
Narada 55k At anchor in midstream, probably off New London, Connecticut, circa 1917-18. Photographed from USS Thetis (SP-391), which was underway.
U.S. Navy photo NH 45639
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Narada, a wooden yacht, was built by Ramsey and Ferguson, Leith, Scotland; launched 30 May 1889; acquired by the Navy 30 June 1917 and commissioned 12 October 1917, Lt. Charles Rodstrom in command.

During her entire period of service, Narada was based at New London, Conn. for experimental submarine signal work.

After completion of service, Narada sailed for New York arriving 13 January 1919. She was decommissioned the same day and returned to her owner Mr. Henry D. Walters, Baltimore, Md. on 4 February.


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