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Coyote (SP 84)

Coyote call sign (1927):
King - Negative - Cast - Baker


  • Built in 1897 by Daimler Motor Works, Steinway, Long Island City, NY for Eugene Peters of Washington, DC
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 April 1917 from her owner, Sylvester Sparling of Evanston, IL and commissioned USS Coyote (SP 84) the same day
  • Except when laid up during the icy Great Lakes' winters, she was employed for patrol, training and transportation service at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, and at nearby Chicago
  • Struck from the Navy list 17 June 1919
  • Sold 13 December 1919
  • Registered in 1927 to Fred Paul of Chicago, IL as the yacht Coyote
  • Registered in 1931 to R. C. Montgomery of Bronxville, NY as the yacht Craigiana
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 44 t.
    1931 - 23 t.
  • Length 87'
    1927 - 72.5'
    1931 - 48.5'
  • Beam 14'
    1931 - 11.3'
  • Draft 4'
    1927 - 7.4'
    1931 - 5'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
    1927 - Three
    1931 - Two
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two 25hp Daimler gasoline engines later replaced by two 40hp 4-cylinder Lamb gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Coyote 74k

    The coyote (Canis latrans) is a species of canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the wolf, and slightly smaller than the closely related eastern wolf and red wolf. It fills much of the same ecological niche as the golden jackal does in Eurasia, though it is larger and more predatory, and it is sometimes called the American jackal by zoologists. Other names for the species, largely historical, include the prairie wolf and the brush wolf

    Tommy Trampp
    Coyote 135k General arrangement drawing, which accompanied a report dated 10 March 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95859
    Naval Historical Center
    Coyote 103k In the boat basin at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, circa 1917. She is still wearing her civilian color scheme, with "Coyote of Chicago" on her transom
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 103916
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Sylvester Sparling, USNRF7 April 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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