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Idylease (SP 119)


  • Built in 1916 by Kyle and Purdy, City Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 July 1917
  • Commissioned 13 July 1917
  • Returned to her owner 30 April 1919 at Norfolk, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 66'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 2' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 75hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Idylease
    Idylease 48k Tom Nye
    Idylease 166k
    Idylease 111k Probably in New York Harbor, circa 1916-1917
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99378
    Robert Hurst
    USS Idylease (SP 119)
    Elizabeth 106k In port, astern of Elizabeth (SP 972)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100235
    Naval Historical Center
    Idylease 92k In a Fifth Naval District port, circa 1917-1919. Inboard of Sayona II (SP 1109)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102216

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