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ex-Halcyon II (SP-582)

Call sign:
George - Sail - King - Dog

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Unit - Cast - Boy

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1907 as the yacht Halcyon II by the Charles L. Seabury Co. and Gas Engine and Power Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 August 1917
  • Commissioned USS Halcyon II (SP 582), 17 November 1917 at the Boston Navy Yard
  • Renamed SP-582 in early 1918
  • Rammed 4 June 1919 and determined to be unserviceable
  • Struck from the Naval Register 31 July 1919
  • Sold 4 December 1919 to her former owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 161 t.
  • Length 140'
  • Beam 18' 3"
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Seabury oil fired boiler, one 500ihp vertical triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    USS Halcyon II (SP 582)
    Halcyon II 77k Photographed in icy water during the winter of 1917-18, probably at Boston, Massachusetts. When this view was taken, she may still have been USS Halcyon II (SP-582) as her name was not changed to SP-582 until early 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101820
    Naval Historical Center
    USS SP-582
    Halcyon II 68k Photographed circa 1918-19 at Wakefield, Massachusetts, by Alton H. Blackington, of Boston
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42546
    Naval Historical Center
    Halcyon II 205k Crewman working on the ship's after 3-pounder gun, while she was in port during the World War I era
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 103072
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Chester P. Jameson, USNRF15 December 1917
    02LTJG John N. Burrows, USNRF1918
    03LTJG John D. McDonough, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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