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Charles Whittemore (ID 3232)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Vice - Boy - Nan


  • Built in 1905 by Michael B. McDonald and Sons, Pistol Point, Mystic, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1918
  • Commissioned 9 August 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 27 March 1919
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1919 and sold
  • Abandoned at sea in 1927
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 693 t.
  • Length 204'
  • Beam 38' 2"
  • Draft 15' 6"
  • Complement 32
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Propulsion: Sail and one 4-cylinder 10hp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Charles Whittemore 4k Joe Radigan
    Charles Whittemore 65k In port, probably at the time she was acquired for U.S. Navy service in August 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102436
    Naval Historical Center
    Charles Whittemore 96k Lieutenant Joseph Lyons, USNRF, ship's commanding officer, on her quarterdeck while she was under sail in 1918. This schooner made one voyage as an anti-submarine "decoy" ship in August and September 1918
    Collection of Gilman L. Smith, donated by his daughter, Verna E. Smith, 1981
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 93525
    Robert Hurst

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