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SP-460
ex-Aurore II (SP 460)


Yacht:

  • Built in 1916 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 August 1917
  • Commissioned USS Aurore II (SP 460), 1 October 1917 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Renamed SP-460 in April 1918
  • Decommissioned 12 August 1919
  • Sold 24 September 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 96' 3"
  • Beam 18'
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Armament: One 3-pounder, one 1-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 90hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Aurore II
    Aurore II 132k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99340
    Robert Hurst
    USS SP-460
    Aurore II 116k In port, circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45284
    Naval Historical Center

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