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Shark (SP 534)


  • The fourth Shark was built in 1909 as Ildico IV at South Yarmouth, MA
  • Renamed Shark
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Shark (SP 534), 24 May 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 16 September 1919
  • Sold 20 October 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 30 t.
  • Length 74' 4"
  • Beam 12' 5"
  • Draft 4' 2"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 50hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Shark 86k Hauled out of the water, circa 1917-1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102208
    Naval Historical Center

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