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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Call sign (1933):
William - Tare - Easy - Hypo
USS Helianthus (SP 585)
Call sign (1917):
Nan - Unit - Boy - Dog
Call sign (1913):
Love - Cast - King - Tare
Helianthus served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast and Geodetic Survey
Motorboat:Built in 1912 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RIAcquired by the Navy 11 June 1917Commissioned 6 July 1917, Boatswain Thomas H. Rich, USNRF, commandingTransferred 28 March 1919 to the Coast and Geodetic SurveySold in 1939Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 37 t.1913 - 35 t.Length 64'1913 - 60.5'Beam 13' 5"1913 - 12.7'Draft 3' 4"1913 - 6.7'1933 - 4'Speed 10 kts.Complement 131913 - ThreeArmament: One 1-pounder and one machine gunPropulsion: One 75hp 6-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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|Motor Yacht Helianthus
||8 July 1914
Off Newport, RI
|The Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné website
Photo added 18 November 2021
|USS Helianthus (SP 5858)
Photo ship0954 from NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
View the Helianthus (SP 585)
DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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