Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Roamer (SP 1047)
Call sign (1918):
Nan - Unit - Fox - Pup
Call sign (1927):
King - Roger - Mike - William
Patrol Launch:Built in 1902 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RIAcquired by the Navy 29 June 1917Commissioned 20 July 1917Decommissioned 28 January 1919Struck from the Naval Register 17 June 1919Sold 19 July 1919Registered in 1927 to Frank Duncan McPherson Strachan of Brunswick, GA as the yacht RoamerFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 89 t.Length 93'1927 - 82.7'Beam 17' 3"Draft 4' 3"1927 - 8.1'Speed 10 kts.Complement 191927 - SixArmament: Two 3-pounders and one machine gunPropulsion: One Herreshoff boiler, one 100hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
|Click on thumbnail
for full size image
||Original photo: National Archives photo 165WW-339A-21
Replacement photo: U.S. Navy photo NH 42440
|Original photo: Aryeh Wetherhorn
Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships:The first Roamer (SP-I047) was built in 1902 by Herreshoff
Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.; acquired by the Navy from the State of Florida at Tallahassee on 29 June 1917; and commissioned 20 July 1917, Ens. T.[exas]. R. Hodges, USNR, in command. A slow scout patrol launch, she operated in the 8th Naval District throughout her 18-month Naval career. Roamer decommissioned on 28 January 1919, was struck from the Navy list on 17 June 1919, and sold to Frank A. Egan, New Rochelle, N.Y., on 19 July 1919.
This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan|