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Fantana (SP 71)


  • Built in 1902 as Pharamond by the Gas Engine and Power Co., and C. L. Seabury and Sons, Morris Heights, NY for W. H. Briggs of Rochester, NY
  • Sold in 1906 to Joseph J. Martin of Philadelphia, PA and renamed Marie M.
  • Renamed Fantana
  • Sold in 1909 to Dr. Isaac Adler of New York City, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 March 1917 and placed in service as Fantana (SP 71)
  • Decommissioned 11 January 1919 at Norfolk, VA struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 27 t.
  • Length 72'
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement: Seven
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 90hp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Pharamond/Fantana 99k Pharamond
    Photo from the October 1905 edition of The Rudder magazine
    Joe Radigan

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