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Hauoli (SP 249)



Call sign:
George - Sail - Jig - Tare

ex-California (SP 249)


Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1902 as Hauoli by Robbins Drydock Co., Erie Basin, Brooklyn, NY for Frank M. Smith of New York
  • Launched 31 May 1902 and sponsored by Miss Lulu Pfizer
  • Sold to Clara B. Stoker of New York and renamed California
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 August 1917
  • Commissioned USS California (SP 249), 24 December 1917
  • Renamed Hauoli 18 February 1918
  • Decommissioned 8 October 1919
  • Sold 7 September 1920 to the Denton Shore Lumber Co. of Tampa, FL
  • Struck from the Navy list 16 September 1920
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 299 t.
  • Length 211'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 19 kts.
  • Complement 60
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two water-tube boilers, one 4-cylinder triple-expansion engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Hauoli
    Hauoli 118k Engraving of Hauoli probably depicting her as originally built.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101781
    Naval Historical Center
    Yacht California
    Hauoli 133k Photographed prior to her World War I era Navy service.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99537
    Robert Hurst
    USS Hauoli (SP 249)
    Hauoli 103k In port, circa 1918-1919.
    Collection of R.W. Cunningham.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99531
    Robert Hurst

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