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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
ex-Olympic (SP 260)
Moby Dick call sign (1948):
King - Dog - Sugar - Easy
Olympic served the U. S. Navy, the Public Health Service and the U.S. Army
Patrol Yacht:Built in 1914 by Ed W. Heath, Seattle, WashingtonAcquired by the Navy 15 May 1917Commissioned USS Olympic (SP 260), 9 June 1917Transferred to the Public Health Service 13 September 1919Struck from the Navy Register 30 September 1919Renamed Bailhache 12 November 1919 after Preston H. Bailhache, MD, of the U.S. Marine Hospital Service and operated out of Port Townsend, WA as a Boarding VesselSold 10 February 1934 to H. W. McCurdy of Seattle and renamed Moby DickAcquired in 1941 by S. Catherine McCurdy of Port Townsend, WA as the yacht Moby DickAcquired in December 1941 by the Army and named Q-108 and served until 1945Returned to her previous owner, S. Catherine McCurdy of Port Townsend in 1946Acquired in 1949 by Michael R. Uttecht of King Cove, AK as the freighter Moby DickShe went through a series of owners in the Pacific NW, eventually becoming a passenger vesselSank at her moorings on 24 May 1989, later raised and placed in storage at Everett, WA and later scrapped.
Specifications:Displacement 28.4 t.1920 - 40 t.1948 - 38 t.Length 64'1920 - 64.9'1948 - 61.7'Beam 13' 6"1920 - 13'1948 - 13.8'Draft 4' 3"1920 - 5.6'1948 - 6.4'Speed 9.4 kts.Complement 181948 - One1950 - EightArmament: One 3-pounder and two machine gunsPropulsion: One 55hp 3-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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||Moby Dickprior to World War II
Photos from Classic Yacht Association website
|01||Chief Boatswain's Mate Charles L. Sheely , USN||9 June 1917|
|02||Boatswain Rex L. Cornell, USNRF||1918 - 1919|
View the Olympic (SP 260)
DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
(This DANFS entry does not accurately reflect Olympic's history)
This page created by Joseph M. Radigan and maintained by David Wright|