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Linta (SP 721)


Patrol Yacht: Built in 1905 by Charles Seabury Gas Engine and Power Co., Morris Heights, NY; Acquired by the Navy 3 July 1917; Commissioned 17 December 1917 at Brooklyn Navy Yard; Decommissioned 19 February 1919 and returned to her owner the same day. Fate unknow.

Specifications: Displacement 53 t.; Length 108'; Beam 17' 4"; Draft 5' 9"; Speed 12 kts.; Complement 26; Armament three 6-pounders; Propulsion steam.


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Linta 115k Underway prior to World War I, flying the U.S. Yachting Ensign
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99545
Robert Hurst
Linta 69k Photographed circa 1917-18.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102008
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Linta, a steam yacht, was built in 1905 by Charles Seabury Gas Engine & Power Co., Morris Heights, N.Y.; acquired by the Navy under charter 27 June 1917 from her owner, Walter Lüttgen, New York City; enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 29 June 1917; taken over 3 July 1917; and commissioned 17 December 1917 at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Ens. Worthington Scott, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 3d Naval District, New York, Linta served during World War I as a patrol and escort boat out of New York. She accompanied merchant ships joining or departing convoys out of New York, and she patrolled off southern Long Island near Fire Island Lightship. On several occasions she escorted submarines from New York to the submarine base at New London, Conn. After the Armistice, Linta decommissioned 19 February 1919 and was returned to her owner the same day.
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