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Clarinda (YP 185)
ex-Clarinda (SP 185)

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Unit - Fox - Zed

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1913 by the Matthews Boat Co., Port Clinton, OH
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Clarinda (SP 185), 21 November 1917
  • Reclassified YP-185 in 1920
  • Decommissioned 26 December 1930 at the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Sold 1 June 1931
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 76 t.
  • Length 98'
  • Beam 17' 2"
  • Draft 5' 6"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and one depth charge projector.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motor Yacht Clarinda
    Clarinda 94k Dressed with flags, prior to World War I.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100859
    Naval Historical Center
    Clarinda 107k Underway while dressed with flags, probably soon after completion. This photograph was printed on an advertising card for her builder, the Matthews Boat Company of Port Clinton, Ohio.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100860
    USS Clarinda (SP 185)
    Clarinda 49k . Robert Hurst

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