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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive


Navy call sign:
George - Jig - Boy - Quack


  • Built in 1899 by Aktiengesellschaft Vulkan, Stettin, Germany
  • Launched 20 February 1899
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 March 1919 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck from the Navy Register 13 September 1919
  • Transferred to Great Britain 18 September 1919 for mercantile service with Ellermanís Wilson Line
  • Scrapped in 1921.


  • Displacement 12,500 t.
  • Length 560' 3"
  • Beam 62' 3"
  • Draft 32'
  • Speed 13.5 kts.
  • Complement 569
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Steam, two shafts.
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    SS Patricia
    Patricia 115k Undated post card Tommy Trampp
    Patricia 180k Post card dated 2 July 1904
    Patricia 72k 13 September 1904
    Patricia's Menu
    Patricia 99k Postcard postmarked 6 April 1905
    Patricia 381k c. 1902 - 1912
    Simon Gerwien,third from the right, middle row
    Donald Heinrich Schmidt, Great
    Grandson of Simon Gerwien
    USS Patricia
    Patricia 89k In harbor, 1919
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104955
    Robert Hurst
    Patricia 84k 17 April 1919
    Arriving at Boston, MA from France with 2,783 troops on board, escorted by SC-408
    Boston Public Library
    Patricia 96k At Boston, Massachusetts, 28 April 1919
    Panoramic photograph by J.C. Crosby, Boston
    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Crosby Collection
    U.S. Navy photo NH 84084
    Naval Historical Center
    Patricia 84k In port, circa May-June 1919
    Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105024
    Robert Hurst
    Patricia 62k Ensign Edward D. Porges, USN. Poses with a nurse on board Patricia, circa May-June 1919. Ensign Porges was one of the ship's officers, while the nurse was a passenger
    Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105027
    Patricia 381k 22 June 1919
    Members of deck force 3rd Division
    George Stauffer

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