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Niji (SP 33)


  • Built in 1914 as Wilfreda by the Essington Ship Building Co., Essington, PA
  • Renamed Niji
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 June 1917
  • Placed in service as USS Niji (SP 33), 29 June 1917
  • Placed out of service 21 January 1919 and returned to her owner
    Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels 1 November 1918 lists struck from Naval Register 25 November 1918 and returned to owner 26 November 1918
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 56' 2"
  • Beam 9' 6"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement: Ten
  • Propulsion: One 100hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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