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ex-Margaret (SP 524)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Fox - Nan

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1913 at Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, New York
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 April 1917 from Charles A. Stone, converted to a patrol vessel
  • Commissioned USS Margaret (SP 524), 28 June 1917
  • Renamed SP-524 in 1918 to avoid confusion with other vessels named Margaret
  • In the Spring of 1919, following World War I service, she was ordered sold
  • Ordered to be inspected for sale 4 December 1919
  • Struck from the Navy Register 6 March 1920
  • Transferred to the War Department 9 March 1920
  • Registered in 1933 to J. E. Kolf of Chicago, IL as the passenger vessel Margaret
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 161 t.
  • Length 145'
    1933 - 122.9'
  • Beam 18'
  • Draft 6' 9"
    1933 - 9.8'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 29
    1933 - 14
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two Almy boilers, two 450hp vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SP-524 60k Photographed prior to 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101978
    Naval Historical Center
    SP-524 87k At Boston, Massachusetts, 3 May 1917, while being converted for World War I Navy service. The torpedo boats Blakely (Torpedo Boat No. 27) and DuPont (Torpedo Boat No. 7) are at right
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100560

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