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Akbar (SP 599)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Cast - Nan

Civilian call sign (1926) :
Love - Fox - King - Boy

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1915 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Akbar (SP 599), 31 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 17 January 1919
  • Struck from the Navy list 2 October 1919
  • Sold 2 January 1920 to F. Chester Everett of Maiden, MA
  • Registered in 1926 to William M. Butler of Boston, MA as the yacht Akbar
  • Registered in 1931 to Samuel I. Davis of North Attleboro, MA as the yacht Akbar
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 25 t.
  • Length 75.6'
    1926 - 72.2'
  • Beam 11' 6"
    1926 - 11.7'
  • Draft 3' 4"
    1926 - 5.4'
  • Speed 22 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1926 - Three
  • Armament: Two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 200hp 6-cylinder Loew-Victor gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Akbar 98k Maunsel White
    Akbar 90k Underway prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99170
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01Quartermaster 1st Class Robert A. Webster, USN31 May 1917
    02ENS James L. Long, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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