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Calabash (SP 108)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - Quack - George


  • Built in 1914 by the Mathis Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 July 1917 from William John Matheson of Coconut Grove, FL and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned and returned to her owner in August 1917
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 64 t.
  • Length 66'
  • Beam 16.7'
  • Draft 8.1'
  • Complement: Four (civilian)
  • Propulsion: One 56ihp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Calabash 113k In a Florida harbor, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99707
    Naval Historical Center
    Calabash 171k Coconut Grove, FL
    Photo by Morris Rosenfeld
    Maunsel White

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