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Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Uncle - Jig

ex-Tourist (PYc-32)
ex-Kehtoh (SP 203)

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built 1903 as Kehtoh at George Lawley and Sons, South Boston, MA for Roswell Eldridge of New York, NY
  • Launched 25 July 1906
  • Assigned hull number SP-203 in 1917, but was not acquired by the Navy
  • Acquired in 1921 by Henry A. Gorman of Jersey City, NJ
  • Acquired in 1927 by John W Hubbard of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sold in 1936 to Edward Baletti of Weehawken, NJ and renamed Dixie
  • Sold in 1941 to the SS Dixie Corp. of New York City
  • Sold again to Edward Baletti of Weehawken, NJ
  • Renamed Tourist in 1941
  • Chartered by the Navy 23 March 1942 and designated PYc-32
  • Found unsuited for Navy service and returned to her owner 18 May 1942
  • Reacquired by the Navy 7 August 1942 and designated as a Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft, YAG-14
  • Converted for Naval service at Frank McWilliams Shipyard, Staten Island, NY and Bethlehem Steel Yard at Brooklyn, NY
  • Placed in service 12 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS YAG-14, 3 April 1943 at Fleet Sound School, Key West, FL
  • Decommissioned 11 August 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 22 August 1944 and transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold 20 February 1945 to the Circle Line Co. of New York City and renamed Tourist
  • Retired from the Circle Line in March 1952 and believed scrapped.


  • Displacement 185 t.
  • Length 150'
  • Beam 26' 1"
  • Draft 10' 2"
  • Complement 32
  • Propulsion: One 1,200ihp 4-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Tourist 157k Outboard, deck and cabin plans, and photo immediately after launching
    Photo from the 11 August 1906 edition of "Forest and Stream" magazine
    David Wright
    Tourist 153k . Mel's Place

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Harlan Trott, USNR3 April 1943
    Courtesy David Wright

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