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SP-728
ex-Onward II (SP 728)


Yacht:

  • Built by the DeFoe Boat Works, Bay City, MI
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Onward II (SP 728), 25 June 1917
  • Renamed SP-728 in 1918
  • Returned to her owner 2 December 1918
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 14 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 11' 6"
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Onward II
    Onward II 85k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101358
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Onward II (SP 728)
    Onward II 129k Hauled out for repairs, circa 1917-1918. These views shows her forward and after portions
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 107018 and NH 107018-A
    Robert Hurst
    Onward II 117k

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