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Ono (SP 128)


  • Built in 1908 by Seymour, Detroit, MI
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 June 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck from the Navy Register 12 August 1919
  • Sold 20 November 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 6 t.
  • Length 46'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 2' 8"
  • Speed 15 mph
  • Complement five
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 60ihp Buffalo gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Ono 36k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102177
    Naval Historical Center
    Ono 101k Probably photographed soon after she was completed. Her upper hull form was later changed to give her a forecastle in place of the low "turtle deck" seen here.
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102178
    Ono 85k At anchor, prior to World War I.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 103551
    Robert Hurst

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: [The first] Ono, a motorboat built in 1908 at Detroit, Mich. by Seymour, was taken over by the Navy and commissioned at Detroit 16 June 1917, Coxswain William G. W. Quanton in command, and was formally purchased by the government from William Reed-Hill, Detroit, 2 July 1917.

    Operating in the 10th Naval District, Detroit, Ono patrolled this area throughout her naval career. After the war, she was sold to Harry M. Coomer 20 November 1919.

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