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Elithro II (SP 15)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - Watch - Pup


  • Built in 1916 by the Luders Marine Construction Company, Stamford, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 November 1917 from John Kelly Robinson of Rye, NY
  • Commissioned USS Elithro II (SP 15), 26 December 1917
  • Returned to her owner 18 December 1918
  • Registered in 1926 to Philip W. Russell of New York, NY as the yacht Marylin III
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 17 t.
  • Length 55'
  • Beam 9'
  • Draft 3' 6"
    1926 - 4.5'
  • Complement 12
    1926 - One
  • Speed 24 kts.
  • Armaments: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 300hp 6-cylinder Duesenberg gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Elithro II 84k Underway, circa 1916-1917
    Note that she has two small funnels abreast, with her SP number on the one nearest the camera
    Photographed by Publisher's Photo Service, Stamford, Connecticut
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101702
    Naval Historical Center
    Elithro II 100k Underway, circa 1916-1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 104065

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain Charles T. Webster, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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