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Victorine (SP 951)
ex-Utowana (SP 951)


  • Laid down in 1891 by Neafie and Levy, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rebuilt in 1917 at Staten Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Utowana (SP 951), 30 October 1917
  • Renamed Victorine in 1918
  • Decommissioned 11 September 1919
  • Sold 13 September 1920 to the Denton-Shore Lumber Co. of Tampa, FL for $36,000
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 414 t.
  • Length 168' 9"
  • Beam 27' 9"
  • Draft 15' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 53
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Almy boilers, one 600hp verticle triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
    Click thumbnail for full size image Size Image Description Source
    Utowana 98k Halftone reproduction of a photograph probably taken just before her World War I Naval service, after she had been converted from a yacht to a trawler in 1917. The "C" on her funnel refers to her owner the Commonwealth Fisheries Company of Boston.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102353
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Reuben K. Dyer, NNV30 October 1917
    02LT Hamilton Harlow, USN - USNA Class of 1912
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired a Lieutenant Commander
    03LT George W. De Witt, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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