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ex-Rondo (SP 90)

Destroyed 9 September 1919


  • The first Rondo was built in 1907 at Rhode River Shipbuilding Co., Rhode River, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 June 1917 from G. R. Ettles of Miami, FL
  • Commissioned USS Rondo (SP 90), 14 November 1917
  • Renamed SP-90 in 1918
  • Destroyed in a hurricane 9 September 1919 at North Beach Basin, Key West, FL
  • Struck from the Navy list 4 October 1919.


  • Displacement 20 t.
  • Length 50'
  • Beam 15'
  • Draft 2' 7½"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 18/25hp Frisbie combined gas/oil engine, one shaft.
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    Rondo 67k In port during World War I. The bow of USS St. Sebastian (SP-470) is visible in the right distance
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102146
    Naval Historical Center

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