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Desire (SP 786)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - Fox - Nan


  • Built in 1913 by J. W. Munn of Galveston, TX
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 June 1917 and placed in service
  • Placed out of service and returned to her owner, Clifford Abeles of St. Louis, Missouri in January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 73 t.
  • Length 90'
  • Beam 16.1'
  • Draft 8'
  • Complement: Two (civilian)
  • Propulsion: One 150ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Desire 87k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94472
    Naval Historical Center
    Desire 142k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service, probably in a Caribbean area port.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94473
    Desire 69k c. 1930 Maunsel White

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