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Sea Hawk (SP 2365)


Built, 1917 by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co., Bristol, RI; Acquired by the United States Navy, 20 October 1917; Placed in service shortly afterward as Sea Hawk (SP 2365); Placed out of service at the war's end; Disappeared on the night of 9 and 10 September 1919 during a hurricane at Key West, FL; Struck from the Navy list, 5 December 1919.

Specifications: Displacement 29 t.; Length 62' 4"; Beam 11' 2"; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament one 1-pounder; Propulsion unknown.
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Sea Hawk 74k Off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, c. October-December 1917. Collection of George K. Beach, 1980. He served in Sea Hawk during the last three months of 1917. USN Photograph NH 97603 Naval Historical Center
Sea Hawk 67k Photographed circa 1917. The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM. USN Photograph NH 101888-A Naval Historical Center
Sea Hawk 110k At Key West, Florida, 2 April 1919. Several other Section Patrol craft are also present, probably awaiting disposition after World War I use. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
USN Photograph 80-G-1017188
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DANFS History: Sea Hawk, a wooden boat built during 1917 by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co., Bristol, R.I., was acquired by the United States Navy on 20 October 1917 from Arthur Winslow of Boston; and was placed in service shortly afterward.

During World War I, Sea Hawk operated on patrol duty within the 1st and the 7th Naval Districts. Placed out of service at the war's end, she disappeared on the night of 9 and 10 September 1919 during a hurricane at Key West. Sea Hawk was struck from the Navy list on 5 December 1919.


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