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Hornet served both the U. S. Navy and the North Carolina Naval Militia

Patrol Yacht:

  • The sixth Hornet was built as Alicia in 1890 by Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE
  • Purchased by the Navy 6 April 1898
  • Commissioned USS Hornet 12 April 1898 at New York
  • Decommissioned 18 October 1898 and loaned to the North Carolina Naval Militia
  • Returned to Navy custody in 1902
  • Struck from the Navy list 18 March 1910
  • Sold 12 July 1910 to N. S. Sterns of New Orleans, LA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 301 t.
  • Length 180'
  • Beam 24'
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Armament: Three 6-pounders and two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: Steam, one shaft.

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    Size Image Description Source
    SY Alicia
    Alicia 78k
    Alicia 121k c. 1895
    Photo by John S. Johnston
    Hyperwar, U.S. Navy in WW II
    USS Hornet
    Hornet 27k

    Hornet - A large strong wasp whose sting is severe

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 16 November 2020
    Hornet 74k Photographed in 1898
    U.S. Navy photo NH 53418
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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