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SP-852
ex-Wissahickon (SP 852)


Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Wissahickon was built in 1900 as Valda by George Lawley and Son, South Boston, MA
  • Renamed Wissahickon in 1902
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Wissahickon (SP 852), 3 October 1917
  • Renamed SP-852
  • Struck from the Navy list 10 February 1919
  • Decommissioned 12 February 1919 at Camden, ME
  • Returned to her owner 15 February 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 194 t.
  • Length 120'
  • Beam 14' 2"
  • Draft 6'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 19
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and two machine guns.
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    SP-852 257k c. 1900 - 1902
    Boston, MA
    Valda at anchor
    Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
    Boston Public Library

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