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Josephine (SP 1243)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Sail - Watch

Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Josephine was built in 1905 at Peter Grutti Shipyards, New Orleans, LA
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 October 1917 from her owners, Lee H. Tate, et al., of St. Louis, MO
  • Commissioned Josephine (SP 1243), 5 November 1917
  • Decommissioned 6 December 1918 and returned to her owners
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 32 t.
  • Length 82'
  • Beam 12' 10"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement: Two (civilian)
  • Armament: One 3-pounder, and one 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 85ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Josephine 71k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101947
    Naval Historical Center

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