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ex-Edithia (SP 214)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Cast - Xray

YP-214 served both the U. S. Navy and the State of New Jersey

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1909 as Alfredine IV by the Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY for Ralph E. Slaven of New York
  • Acquired by John Henry Hanan of New York and renamed Edithia
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Edithia (SP 214), 23 August 1917
  • Reclassified as a District Patrol Craft, YP-214, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 13 December 1921 at the New York Navy Yard
  • Loaned to the State of New Jersey in July 1922 for the use of the State Board of Commerce and Navigation
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in 1932
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 July 1933
  • Sold 3 October 1933
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 57 t.
  • Length 98' 8"
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 22
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 175hp 6-cylinder Speedway gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Edithia
    Edithia 104k In port and dressed with flags, prior to World War I
    Photographed by Lowe & Cooper, Yacht Brokers
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99321
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Edithia (SP 214)
    Edithia 115k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    Edithia 131k In port, circa 1917-1918, probably in the vicinity of New York City
    Donation of Mrs. Juel M. Walker, 1980
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 103215
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Madison S. Pearson, USNRF23 August 1917 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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