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Petrel (SP 59)


  • The fourth Petrel was built at Murray and Tregurtha, South Boston, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Petrel (SP 59), 18 May 1917
  • Renamed SP-59 to avoid confusion with Petrel (PG 2)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 17 April 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 45'
  • Beam 9'
  • Draft 4' 5"
  • Speed 17.5 kts.
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 130ihp Murray and Tregurtha gasoline engine, one shaft.
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