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Shirin (SP 915)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Fox - Quack

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1896 by the Gas Engine and Power Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 May 1917
  • Commissioned 2 June 1917
  • Decommissioned 18 December 1918 at New Orleans, LA and struck from the Navy Register
  • Sold 29 June 1921
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 59 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 15'
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 13.5 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and two machine guns.
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    Shirin 100k U.S. Navy photo NH 100233 Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS F. F. Hansell, Jr., USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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