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Hopestill (SP 191)

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Unit - Dog - Boy

Call sign (1927):
Love - Fox - Sail - Tare

Call sign (1948):
King - Love - Xray - Roger

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1916 by Robert Jacob, City Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Hopestill (SP 191), 26 July 1917 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Navy list 21 August 1919
  • Sold 16 September 1919 to J. S. Milne of Brooklyn, NY
  • Sold to C. W. Wiley of Seattle, WA
  • Registered in 1927 to C. A. Henry of San Francisco, CA as the yacht Hopestill
  • Registered in 1948 to George C. Gaudin of Salinas, CA as the yacht Hopestill
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 83 t.
    1927 - 95 t.
  • Length 89'
    1927 - 90.7'
  • Beam 16'
    1927 - 16.3'
  • Draft 5' 2"
    1927 - 8.5'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Two
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 70hp 6-cylinder Sterling gasoline engines, two shafts
    Replaced engines in 1920 with two 80hp 6-cylinder Winton gasoline engines.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Hopestill 44k Tom Nye
    Hopestill 88k
    Hopestill 400k Side profile and deck plan
    Hopestill 103k c. 1916/1917
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 101824
    Robert Hurst
    Laura Reed 59k Photographed circa 1917. Hopestill's bow is visible at left, astern of USS Laura Reed (SP 2009)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101798
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01Albert Eugene Hanscom, USNRF26 July 1917
    02Boatswain Herman A. Rudolph, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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