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Aramis (PY 7)

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Able - Rush - Pup

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1916 by Robert Jacob, City Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 3 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Aramis (SP 418), 2 November 1917
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Yacht, PY-7, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 6 October 1921 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Reclassified as an Unclassified District Craft 8 September 1924
  • Struck from the Navy list 20 July 1933
  • Sold 13 November 1933 to R. E. O'Fallon of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 157' 6"
  • Beam 22' 4"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders, two 1-pounder and two Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 700shp Craig 6-cylinder diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Aramis 53k

    René d'Herblay, alias Aramis, is a fictional character in the novels The Three Musketeers (1844), Twenty Years After (1845), and The Vicomte de Bragelonne (1847-1850) by Alexandre Dumas, père. He and the other two musketeers, Athos and Porthos, are friends of the novels' protagonist, d'Artagnan. The fictional Aramis is loosely based on the historical musketeer Henri d'Aramit
    Photo from the Belarus and the global community. Commemorative coins "Aramis"

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 21 November 2020
    Aramis 71k Launching
    Aramis 42k
    Aramis 92k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken soon after completion
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100666
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    USS Aramis (SP 418)
    Aramis 32k . .
    Aramis 97k In a harbor, circa 1917-1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100660
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Aramis 92k Underway off Race Rock Light, circa 1918. Photographed from USS Thetis (SP-391), which was lying at anchor
    U.S. Navy photos NH 57229 and NH 57230
    Aramis 128k
    Aramis 138k Off the New York Navy Yard, 23 November 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 57630
    Aramis 100k Underway, possibly near the New London Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, circa late 1918 or early 1919
    Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges
    Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007
    U.S. Navy photo NH 104992
    Aramis 127k Dressed with flags while at anchor, circa 1919. Note the three men with signal flags beside, atop and in front of the pilot house, spelling out (respectively) R; K and Y
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    U.S. Navy photo NH 105704
    Aramis (Unclassified District Craft)
    Aramis 105k Photographed circa 1925-1926, while serving as tender to USS Nokomis (PY-6) during surveying duty in Cuban waters
    Copied from the USS Nokomis Cuban Survey album
    Donation of Carter Rila, 1986
    U.S. Navy photos NH 101032 and NH 101411
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Aramis 139k

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