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Wanderer (SP 132)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Love - Vice

Patrol Yacht:

  • The third Wanderer was built in 1897 as Kethailes by Ramage and Ferguson, Leith, Scotland
  • Renamed Wanderer
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 June 1917 at New York
  • Commissioned USS Wanderer (SP 132), 14 July 1917
  • Decommissioned in April 1919 at New York
  • Struck from the Navy list 24 April 1919
  • Sold 22 July 1920 to J. S. Webster of Baltimore, MD
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 362 t.
  • Length 197'
  • Beam 24' 2"
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 56
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 550hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Wanderer 142k Underway at sea, circa 1917, possibly while running trials after her conversion for Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89758
    Naval Historical Center
    Wanderer 94k In port, circa 1917-1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102506
    Wanderer 170k Navy Cross Citation for S2/c Oscar Harvey Lee Bill Gonyo

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Pierre L. Wilson, USN14 July 1917 - 7 July 1918
    02LT J. J. Hutson, USCG - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)7 July 1918 - 13 February 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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