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Augusta (SP 946)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - Sail - Nan

Patrol Yacht:

  • The third Augusta was built in 1912 by the Nelson Shipyard and Construction Co., Harrisburg, TX
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 August 1917
  • Commissioned 11 August 1917
  • Decommissioned 12 December 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 93 t.
  • Length 103'
  • Beam 16'
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 14
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 125hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Augusta 110k In port, probably in the vicinity of Houston, Texas, prior to her World War I era Naval service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99315
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Norman V. Pillot, USNRF11 August 1917
    02ENS Shearn Moody, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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