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Hyac (SP 216)


  • Built in 1915 by Weckler Boat Co., Chicago, IL
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 July 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck from the Navy Register 26 November 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 75'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 4' 3"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Propulsion: One 65hp 6-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Motorboat Hyac
    Hyac 72k Photographed on the Great Lakes, circa 1915-1917
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 101793.
    Robert Hurst
    USS Hyac (SP 216)
    Hyac 81k Being hauled out on a marine railway, probably for winter lay-up, 26 November 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101794
    Naval Historical Center
    Hyac 74k

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