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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Emeline (SP 175)
George - Sail - King - Boy
Patrol Yacht:Built in 1898 as Katoomba by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Co., Grenock, Scotland for Kenneth M. Clark of Paisley, ScotlandLaunched 28 December 1898Sold in 1902 to Pliny Fisk of New York and renamed RiveraSold in 1905 to Frederic Gallatin of New YorkSold in 1910 to Charles Sweeney of New York and renamed EmelineSold in 1914 to Robert Graves of New YorkAcquired by the Navy 10 June 1917Commissioned USS Emeline (SP 175), 14 July 1917 at New YorkDecommissioned 19 May 1919 at New YorkSold 9 October 1920 to R. J. Robinson of San Diego, CA for $27,050 and renamed Katherine R.Sold in 1923 to L. Wilson of Los Angeles, CA for commercial serviceSold in 1927 to E. M. Rider of Los AngelesSold in 1930 to L. Ellison of San Pedro, CASunk in 1935 by unknown cause.
Specifications:Displacement 407 t.Length 196'Beam 24'Draft 12' 6"Speed 10 kts.Complement 72Armament: Two 3" mountsPropulsion: Steam, one shaft.
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||Anchored in harbor, prior to U.S. entry into World War I. Photo is dated 2 March 1917, but leaves on trees indicate that it was taken earlier.
U.S. Navy photo NH 54368
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||Underway prior to World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 100555
|01||LT J. P. Miller, USN||14 July 1917|
|02||LCDR R. C. Williams, USN||1918|
|03||LCDR Timothy Michael Ahern, USN||5 September 1981 - 1983|
Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Emeline (No. 175), a yacht, was built as Katoomba in 1898 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co., Grenock, Scotland; purchased by the Navy 10 June 1917, and commissioned 14 July 1917, Lieutenant J. P. Miller in command.
Emeline arrived at Brest, France, 30 August 1917, for patrol off Ushant and to escort convoys between English and French ports. She gave invaluable aid to ships in distress, rescuing survivors of SS Spro, torpedoed on 21 December; of SS Saracen, wrecked on the rocks off Les Platresses on 26 December; and of the torpedoed SS John G. McCullough on 17 May 1918. She returned to New London after the war was decommissioned at New York 19 May 1919, and sold 9 October 1920.
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