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Naushon (SP 517)

Call sign:
George - Sail - King - Have

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Unit - Dog - Dog

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1895 as Oneonta by John Roach and Co., Chester, PA
  • Renamed Norman
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 August 1917
  • Commissioned USS Naushon (SP 517), 21 February 1918
  • Struck from the Naval list 13 June 1919
  • Sold 17 November 1920 to Jose Frauquia and Co. of Tampa, FL
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 135 t.
  • Length 154' 3"
  • Beam 18' 5"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 37
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders and two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Almy boilers, one 500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Naushon 106k In port, circa 1918. USS Ocoee (SP-1208) is immediately astern of Naushon and several other section patrol vessels are also present
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99482
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Carl August Von Heygendorff, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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