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Carola IV (SP 812)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1885 as Columbine by the Culzion Shipbuilding Co., Culzion, Scotland
  • Renamed Haida, Elsa, Black Pearl and Carola IV
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Carola IV (SP 812), 7 July 1917
  • Decommissioned 27 December 1919 and sold to a resident of Brest, France
  • Scrapped in 1957.


  • Displacement 240 t.
  • Length 167'
  • Beam 23' 5"
  • Draft 13' 3"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 68
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Almy boilers one 255hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Carola IV 64k In the Hudson River off New York City, with her crew manning the rail, circa July 1917. She is painted in what appears to be a Mackay Low Visibility camouflage scheme
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89795
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Harold Russel Keller, USN - USNA Class of 19117 July 1917 - 1918
    02LT John D. Pennington, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)
    Retired as Commander
    1918 - 1919
    03LT Arthur C. Meyers, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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