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Sparrow II (SP 3231)


  • Built in 1915 by the Charles Rhode and Sons Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy mid-September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Sparrow II (SP 3231), 25 September 1918
  • Sold 30 June 1919 to John G. Lamp of Baltimore, MD as the freight boat R. J. Taylor II
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 17.83 t.
    1933 - 17 t.
  • Length 51'
    1927 - 46.4'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 2' 6"
    1927 - 5'
  • Complement: One (1927)
  • Speed 7.9 kts.
  • Propulsion: One 45hp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Sparrow II, a wooden-hulled motor boat built in 1915 by Charles Rhode & Sons, Co., at Baltimore, Md., was acquired from the Sparrows Point Steel Co. in Baltimore by the Navy in mid-September 1918 and commissioned on, 25 September 1918. Sparrow II was assigned to the Commandant, 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, Va., and patrolled the Maryland Virginia coastline. On 30 June 1919, she was sold to J. G. Lamp of Baltimore, Md.

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