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Natoya (SP 396)

Natoya served both the U. S. Navy and Customs Service


  • Built in 1909
  • Acquired by the Navy 11 June 1917
  • Commissioned 19 June 1917
  • Decommissioned 18 December 1918
  • Transferred to the U.S. Customs Service 12 April 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 12 t.
  • Length 44' 6"
  • Beam 9' 7"
  • Draft 3' 9"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 25hp Murray and Tregurtha gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Natoya 100k Photographed prior to World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99981
    Robert Hurst
    Natoya 106k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102096
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS N. J. Bowling, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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