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Siren (PY 13)

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - How - Charlie

ex-Siren (CMc 1)

Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Roger - Sugar

Lotosland call sign (1930):
Mike - Hypo - William - Negative

Lotosland call sign (1948):
William - Mike - Dog - Victor

Patrol Yacht:

  • The third Siren was built in 1929 as Lotosland by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, DE
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 October 1940
  • Converted to a Coastal Minelayer at General Ship and Engine Works, East Boston, MA
  • Conversion began 16 October 1940
  • Classified CMc-1, 31 October 1940
  • Named Siren 12 November 1940
  • Reclassified 15 November 1940 as a Patrol Yacht, PY-13 and completed as Siren (PY 13)
  • Decommissioned 2 May 1944 at New York and placed in service
  • Placed out of service 23 October 1945 at Tompkinsville, NY
  • Struck from the Navy list 13 November 1945 and transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold 13 August 1947
  • Registered in 1948 to Lee Johns of Miami, FL as the yacht Lotosland out of Miami
  • Sold in 1950 to Colombian interests
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 720 t.
    622 t.
  • Length 196' 5"
  • Beam 28' 2"
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 89
    1948 - 35
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two .30 cal. machine guns and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000hp Winton diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Lotosland 118k 15 November 1929
    The luxurious yacht Lotosland ready for her launching at the Pusey & Jones shipyard in Wilmington, Delaware
    Joe Radigan
    Lotosland 48k Joe Radigan
    Photo added 28 February 2022
    USS Siren (PY 13)
    Lotosland 91k

    Sirens - Minor divinities in Greek mythology who lure sailors to destruction by their singing
    Photo depicts a Moaning siren statuette from Myrina, first century BC

    Tommy Trampp
    Siren 80k
    Siren 199k 8 May 1941
    Off the Boston Navy Yard
    National Archives photo 19-N-24211 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 28 February 2022
    Siren 136k 10 January 1950
    Miami, FL
    Loaded with five buses, destined for delivery to South America
    Photo by Porter B. Chase
    The Project Gutenberg eBook of "Deeds Barn and the Self Starter"
    Photo added 28 February 2022

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Harrison G. White, USNR15 November 1940 - March 1941
    02LCDR James Eugene Nolan, USN - USNA Class of 1919
    Awarded the Legion of Merit (1943)
    March 1941 - May 1941
    03LCDR Harrison G. White, USNRMay 1941 - December 1942
    04LCDR Charles K. Post, USNRDecember 1942 - September 1943
    05LT Irving M. Shepard, USNRSeptember 1943 - 2 May 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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