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Owaissa (SP 659)


  • Built in 1912 as Maris by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 11 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Owaissa (SP 659), 6 November 1917
  • Decommissioned 3 January 1919 at New York
  • Returned to her owner 11 January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 64 t.
  • Length 77' 9"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion Two 45hp 4-cylinder Twentieth Century gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Owaissa 111k Hauled out of the water, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99499
    Naval Historical Center

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