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Akela (SP 1793)

Navy call sign:
George - Vice - Watch - Nan

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Pup - Have - Jig

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1899 by the Gas Engine and Power Co. and the Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY for William H. Ames of Boston, MA
  • Sold in 1901
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 December 1917
  • Commissioned 16 April 1918 at the New York Navy Yard
  • Decommissioned 15 April 1919
  • Struck from the Navy list 15 May 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Scrapped in 1935.


  • Displacement 72 t.
  • Length 117' 6"
  • Beam 14' 6"
  • Draft 4' 8"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Propulsion: One Almy boiler, one 500hp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Akela 136k Underway prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 90616-A
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Boatswain's Mate John J. Stegin, USNRF16 April 1918
    02ENS Eugene Owen Lovejoy, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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