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Lynx II (SP 730)


Motorboat:

  • Built in 1917 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 June 1917
  • Commissioned 9 July 1917 at Boston, MA
  • Decommissioned 19 May 1919
  • Struck from the Naval Register in late 1919
  • Sold 2 September 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 22 t.
  • Length 58'
  • Beam 10' 11"
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 21 kt.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 1-pounder.
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    Motorboat Lynx II
    Lynx II 80k Photographed at the Boston Navy Yard, circa Spring 1917, shortly before she was acquired by the U.S. Navy for use as a patrol boat.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101883
    Naval Historical Center
    Lynx II 85k Underway, circa Spring 1917, prior to being acquired by the Navy for World War I service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102014
    USS Lynx II (SP 730)
    Alacrity 83k Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts. View of the basin looking down the pier, taken by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston, circa 1918, showing USS Moosehead (ID 2047) in the center and section patrol boats. USS Alacrity (SP-206) is at the far left. The patrol boats in the left center foreground are (from left to right): USS Kiowa (SP-711); USS Skink (SP-605); unidentified; USS Whistler
    (SP-785)
    ; and Lynx II.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42147
    Naval Historical Center
    Lynx II 116k USS SP-1259 (ex-Grayling) stands out of Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, while on patrol, circa 1918. USS Elsie III (SP-708) and Lynx II are among the patrol boats in the background.
    Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45271
    Lynx II 121k USS Elsie III (SP-708) (outboard), tied up with other patrol boats in Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1918. Lynx II is one of the two other patrol boats present.
    Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45276
    Lynx II 101k In Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1918.
    Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45288
    Whistler 85k In Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1918, with USS Moosehead (ID 2047) on the left and four patrol boats at right. The latter are (from outboard): USS Kiowa (SP-711), USS Skink
    (SP-605), USS Whistler (SP-784)
    and Lynx II.
    Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45268
    Skink 128k Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts
    View of the basin from on board USS Moosehead (ID 2047), taken by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston, circa 1918, showing the marine railway, Carpenter's Shop and General Headquarters. Four section patrol boats are tied up in the foreground, just beyond Moosehead's bow. They are (from left to right): Lynx II; USS Whistler (SP-785); unidentified; and USS Skink (SP 605).
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 42145
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Boatswain’s Mate S. O. Joyce, USNRF9 July 1917 - 15 May 1917
    02ENS Charles Arthur Blake, USNRF15 May 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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