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Caliph (SP 272)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Boy - Mike - Pup


  • Acquired by the Navy in May 1917
  • Commissioned 1 April 1918
  • Decommissioned 2 December 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 22 t.
  • Length 53.5'
  • Beam 11.5'
  • Draft 5.2'
  • Complement 36 (civilian
  • Propulsion: One 35ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Caliph 82k Photograph dated 2 December 1918, the day she was returned to her owner following World War I Section Patrol service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 55008
    Naval Historical Center

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