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Endion (SP 707)


  • Built in 1898 at Boston, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 May 1917 and commissioned USS Endion (SP 707) the same day
  • Struck from the Navy list 6 October 1919
  • Sold 19 March 1921 at public auction, purchased by Bahamian interests and registered to the Bahamas
  • Acquired in 1922 by the Harbour Island Steamship Company Limited, Harbour Island, Eleuthera and used as a mail boat between Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, North Eleuthera
  • The MV Endion was under the command of Captain William G. Harris until 1939 when she was replaced
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 45 t.
  • Length 100'
  • Beam 14' 2"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Propulsion: One 4-cylinder 60ihp diesel engine, one shaft.
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    USS Endion (SP 707)
    Endion 122k Photographed during World War I with other SP Craft
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 101599
    Mike Green
    Endion 80k Briland Island, (Harbor Island), Bahamas
    Photo from "The Harbour Island Story," by Anne & Jim Lawlor. MacMillan Caribbean, Oxford, UK 2008
    Eric T. Wiberg

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