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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Nirvana (SP 706)
Motorboat:Built in 1915 as Tarpon II by S. O. Hauser, Staten Island, NYShips' Data U.S. Naval Vessels 1 November 1918 lists construction by S. G. Banner, Staten IslandAcquired by the Navy 21 May 1917Commissioned USS Nirvana (SP 706), 10 August 1917Decommissioned 31 December 1917Recommissioned 18 April 1918 and renamed SP-706Decommissioned 20 January 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to her ownerFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 18 t.Length 42'Beam 10'Draft 2' 6"Speed 15.6 kts.Complement: NineArmament one machine gunPropulsion: One 90hp 6-cylinder Wisconsin gasoline engine, one shaft.
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||Underway, prior to her World War I era Navy service
Naval Historical Center photo NH 103548
|USS Nirvana (SP 706)
||Photographed in port during World War I
U.S. Navy photo NH 102066
|Naval Historical Center
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Motor boat Nirvana was built in 1915 by S.O. Hauser, Staten Island; acquired by the Navy from M.S. Martin 21 May 1917, and commissioned 10 August 1917 to serve on section patrol during World War I. Assigned to the 3d Naval District, Nirvana reported to Fort Lafayette 18 August and patrolled between City Island, N.Y. and Fort Lafayette until decommissioned 31 December.
Recommissioning 18 April 1918, she steamed to Erie, Pa. 10 June and transferred to the 10th District. She patrolled the Great Lakes through the end of the war. Returning to Marine Basin 8 December, she decommissioned and was returned to her owner 20 January 1919.
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