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St. Johns (SP 3710)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Jig - Tare - Dog - Quack


  • Built in 1878 by Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 June 1917
  • Decommissioned 10 June 1919 and returned to her owner at Norfolk, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,098 t.
  • Length 250'
  • Beam 38'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 128
  • Propulsion: One 1,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Steamer St. Johns
    St. Johns 47k Courtesy of the Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center, Jacksonville, Florida Tommy Trampp
    St. Johns 127k Hauled out of the water, possibly when inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 26 June 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 86379
    Naval Historical Center
    USS St. Johns (SP 3710)
    St. Johns 65k Underway during World War I, while serving as a liberty party boat. This photograph was possibly taken from USS Iowa (Battleship No. 4) in the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, in 1918
    Collection of Commander Haines H. Lippincott, USN (Chaplains Corps).
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101351
    Naval Historical Center

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