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Cherokee (SP 1104)



Civilian call sign:
King - Sail - George - Boy

Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Cherokee was built in 1903 by Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 April 1917
  • Commissioned 1 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 25 November 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 30 NOvember 1918
  • Returned to her owner 17 February 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

    Displacement 82 t.

  • Length 115'
  • Beam 15' 6"
  • Draft 6'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 22
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Seabury boiler, one 350hp triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Cherokee 99k In a Northeastern harbor, prior to her U.S. Navy service. Though painted grey, wearing a U.S. Ensign and Jack and with men on deck in Navy-type uniforms, she is unarmed and unmarked. The photograph may have been taken during Naval Coast Defense Reserve exercises in 1916-1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 41958
    Naval Historical Center
    Cherokee 100k In a Northeastern harbor, possibly during Naval Coast Defense Reserve exercises in 1916-1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99363
    Cherokee 69k In a Northeastern harbor prior to her U.S. Navy service, possibly during Naval Coast Defense Reserve exercises in 1916-1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101392

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