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Wistaria (SP 259)


  • Built as Wistaria by the Elco Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 May 1917 and assigned identification number SP-259
  • Never commissioned
  • Returned to her owner 10 December 1917 and struck from the Navy list
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 52'
  • Beam 11'
  • Draft 3' 7"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun.
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    Wistaria 136k Underway prior to World War I
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99590
    Robert Hurst
    Wistaria 84k Underway prior to World War I.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 102573

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