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Raccoon (SP 506)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Have - Vice


  • Built in 1915 by George Lawley and Son, Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 May 1917 and commissioned USS Raccoon (SP 506) the same day
  • Returned to her owner 17 January 1919
  • Renamed Constance in 1924
  • Disappeared from mercantile register in 1925
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 16 t.
  • Length 50'
  • Beam 10' 1"
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 22 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 10ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Raccoon 141k

    Raccoon - A medium-sized mammal native to North America. It is the largest of the procyonid family. Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur, which insulates it against cold weather. Three of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws, its facial mask, and its ringed tail

    Tommy Trampp
    Raccoon 110k c. 1917/1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 93943
    Mike Green

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