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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Call sign (1933):
William - Tare - Easy - Mike
ex-USS Mikawe (SP 309)
Mikawe served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast & Geodetic Survey
Patrol Yacht:Built in June 1916 by the Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, MIAcquired by the Navy 10 August 1917 and placed in service as USS Mikawe (SP 309) the same dayTransferred to the Coast and Geodetic Survey 24 April 1919 as USCGS MikaweDestroyed by fire 27 October 1939 at Norfolk, VA while taking on fuel.
Specifications:Displacement 41 t.1933 - 45 t.Length 65'1933 - 64'Beam 14'Draft 3' 9"1933 - 5'Speed 11.6 kts.1933 - 10 kts.Complement: Nine1933 - 14Armament: Two 1-pounders and two machine gunsPropulsion: One 6-cylinder 100hp Stork gasoline engine, one shaft.
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|| A very blurred photograph, taken prior to World War I
U.S. Navy photo NH 102031
|Naval Historical Center
||In port, prior to her World War I era Naval service
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99620
||Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Tidewater area of Virginia
|NOAA History Website
||4 July 1928
Dressed for the 4th of July.
Photo courtesy of the family of Captain Robert A. Earle, C&GS
|01||Chief Boatswain's Mate James Curtiss, USNRF||10 August 1917 - 27 November 1917|
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Mikawe (SP-309), a wooden-hull patrol boat built in 1916 at Bay City, Mich., was acquired by the U.S. Navy, 10 August 1917, from Thomas H. Gill for $12,500 and placed in service the same day. For almost 2 years she served as a section patrol boat in the 9th Naval District [Great Lakes]. On 24 April 1919 she was transferred to the U.S. Coast
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