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Kuwana II (SP 594)


  • Built in 1911 by the Elco Launch Co., Bayonne, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 June 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck from the Navy list 5 December 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 76'
  • Beam 13'
  • Draft 2' 9"
  • Speed 23 kts.
  • Complement eight
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 80hp Craig gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Valeda 218k Shown before Naval service in World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101741
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    USS Kuwana SP 594)
    Valeda 172k Tying up after a patrol
    U.S. Navy photo NH 51017
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Quartermaster Schofield, USNRF2 June 1917
    02ENS Frank Elmer Easland, Jr., USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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