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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

Vega (SP 734)
ex-Lyndonia



Call sign:
George - Tare - Fox - Pup

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1905 by the Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 September 1917
  • Commissioned USS Lyndonia (SP 734), 4 December 1917 at Philadelphia, PA
  • Renamed Vega 20 February 1918
  • Decommissioned 13 September 1919 at Philadelphia
  • Sold 20 December 1921 to Charles H. Crocker of San Francisco, CA
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 276 t.
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 20' 4"
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 3" mount, one 6-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Steam, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Steam Yacht Lydonia
    Lyndonia 80k Photographed prior to World War I.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 755 and NH 99896
    Naval Historical Center
    Lyndonia 131k
    USS Vega (SP 734)
    Vega 79k Off Cape May, New Jersey, circa summer or fall 1918. The four-masted schooner in the right center background is probably USS Robert H. McCurdy (SP 3157), a decoy ship intended to lure German U-Boats within torpedo range of nearby U.S. Navy submarines.
    Collection of Christopher H.W. Lloyd. Donated by Virginia Agostini, 1990.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102634
    Naval Historical Center

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