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Arawan II (SP 1)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - Jig - Vice

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal

Acquired Section Patrol Boat:
  • Designed by Bowes and Mower
  • Built by John S. Shepard, Essington, PA
  • Launched, 08 May 1912
  • Completed for Charles Longstreth of Philadelphia, PA, as motor yacht Arawan II (ON 209889), May 1912
  • Acquired by the Navy, 27 March 1917
  • Commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 09 April 1917
  • Operated in Fourth Naval Distirct, 1917-1918
  • Decommissioned and returned to owner, 29 November 1918
  • Transited Panama Canal enroute to California, 16 March 1921
  • Arrived at San Diego after a 54-day passage from the East Coast, 03 May 1921
  • Sold to R. Fred Vogel, San Diego, CA, February 1925
  • Sold to John Park Dougall, Los Angeles, CA, renamed Diane, July 1929
  • Final disposition, foundered in cyclone off Cabo San Lucas Bay, Mexico, 05 August 1932
    Hull Wood
    Displacement 61 gross tons, 41 net tons
    Length 64' 9" waterline, 71' 1" overall
    Beam 17' 0"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed 9 knots
    Complement 12 (1 officer, 11 enlisted)
    one 1-pdr
    one .30 cal machine gun
    two Murray and Tregurtha, four cylinder, four cycle gasoline engines
    two shafts, 80hp
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    Arawan II
    Arawan II
    68k Plan of Arawan II as designed. She was based on an Chesapeake oyster boat design, and built more as a working boat rather than a yacht. Her original owner (snd first commanding officer), Charles Longstreth, intended to use her during the winter hunting wildfowl in the Outer Banks.
    Image from The Rudder, July 1912.
    Dave Wright
    Arawan II
    38k Launch of Arawan II at Essington, PA, 08 May 1912.
    Image from The Rudder, July 1912.
    Dave Wright
    Arawan II
    97k In port at Essington, circa September 1916, probably after being registered for the Naval Coast Reserve. The patriotism and spirit of volunteerism that prevailed among so many of America's weatlhy yachtsmen on the eve of World War I is probably completely incomprehensible to modern generations. The building in the background is the Corinthian Yacht Club clubhouse, still in use today.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99220
    Robert Hurst
    Arawan II
    601k Arawan II was the first vessel surveyed and given a number in the Section Patrol ("SP") series. This photograph, dated 27 September 1916, shows her flying the civilian yachting ensign and wearing her SP number
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 95860
    USS Arawan II (SP 1)
    Arawan II
    215k Photographed during World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 57039
    Arawan II
    30k Photographed during World War I.
    Image from Motor Boating, February 1919.
    Dave Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR (Prov) Charles Longstreth, USNRF09 April 1917 - 12 February 1918
    02ENS Gerald Penfield Kynett, USNRF30 April 1918 - 01 July 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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