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Druid (SP 321)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Rush - Tare

Druid served the Navies of the United States and Venezuela

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1902 by the Burlee Dry Dock Co., Staten Island, NY;
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 June 1917 from W.W. Dwyer of New York City
  • Commissioned USS Druid (SP 321), 17 September 1917
  • Decommissioned 28 May 1919 and struck from the Navy list
  • Sold 10 September 1919
  • Sold in 1923 to the Venezuelan Navy and renamed Maracay
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 539 t.
  • Length 217'
  • Beam 28' 6"
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 113
  • Armament: Two 3" mounts
  • Propulsion: Steam, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Druid
    Druid 63k In port, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94466
    Naval Historical Center
    Druid 99k Photographed prior to World War I by Rox, Pensacola, Florida
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96090
    Druid (SP 321)
    Druid 56k Moored in harbor, probably in European waters in 1918.
    Photographed by R.E. Wayne.
    U.S. Navt photo NH 54570
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LT H. A. McClure, USN17 September 1917
    02CAPT Leroy Reinburg, USCG - USCGA Class of 1905
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and the Legion of Merit (1945) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    03LTJG(T) Edmund Ocumpaugh, III, USN1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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