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Eclipse (SP 417)

Auxiliary Schooner:

  • Built in 1906 by Bishops, Gloucester, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 August 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Returned to her owner, Frank W. Spencer of Savannah, GA, 6 January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 66 t.
  • Length 84'
  • Beam 19' 11"
  • Draft 11' 6"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 14
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: Sail and one 40hp 4-cylinder auxiliary Kerosene (diesel) engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Eclipse 97k Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the schooner under sail, prior to her World War I era Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102543
    Naval Historical Center

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