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Kanised (SP 439)



Call sign:
George - Sail - Quack - King

Motot Yacht:

  • Built in 1910 as Nahmeoka at Long Branch, NJ
  • Renamed Tuscanola and Kanised
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Kanised (SP 439), 12 May 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 31 March 1919
  • Sold 13 December 1919 to J. A. Mickelson of Morris Heights, NY
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 61 t.
  • Length 100'
  • Beam 17' 6"
  • Draft 7' 7"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: Diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motor Yacht Nahmeoka
    Kanised 134k Photographed prior to World War I.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99477
    Robert Hurst
    Motor Yacht Kanised
    Kanised 60k Photographed prior to World War I.
    U.S.Navy photo NH 101953
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Kanised (SP 439)
    Kanised 93k Underway during World War I. This photograph was possibly taken from USS Iowa (Battleship No. 4) in the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, in 1918.
    Collection of Commander Haines H. Lippincott, USN (Chaplains Corps).
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 101350
    Robert Hurst

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Kanised (SP-439), a motor yacht, was built in 1910 at Long Branch, N.J., and acquired from her owner, Louis Kann, of Baltimore in May 1917. She had formerly been named Nahmeoka and Tuscanola. Kanised commissioned soon afterward, Ens. C. Van Voorhis, USNRF, in command. Assigned to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk. Kanised operated in the Hampton Roads area during the balance of World War 1. She served as mail ship on harbor patrol and as flagship of Squadron 4 on section patrol. After the war, she remained at Norfolk until being sold 13 December 1919, to J. A. Mickelson of Morris
    Heights, N.Y.

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