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Xarifa (SP 581)

Patrol Yacht: Built in 1896 as Xarifa by John S. White and Co., Ltd., Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; Renamed Ophelie; Renamed Xarifa in 1911; Acquired by the Navy 9 August 1917; Commissioned USS Xarifa (SP 581), 23 September 1918 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY; Decommissioned 31 March 1919; Returned to her owner 4 May 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 378 t.; Length 192'; Beam 26' 8"; Depth of hold 15' 5"; Draft 15'; Speed 11 kts.; Complement 71; Armament two 3-pounder and two machine guns; Propulsion sail and auxiliary steam engine, one shaft.

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Yacht Xarifa
Xarifa 138k Under sail prior to World War I.
Photographed by Greene, Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99661
Naval Historical Center
USS Xarifa (SP 581)
Xarifa 54k In harbor, circa 1918-1919.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102574
Naval Historical Center

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