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Owera (SP 167)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - George - Pup

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1907 by Ramage and Ferguson, Leith, Scotland
  • Commissioned 15 June 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 18 June 1917
  • Decommissioned 6 January 1919
  • Returned to her owner 8 January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 426 t.
  • Length 194' 8"
  • Beam 25'
  • Draft 12' 11½"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 34
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 600hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Owera
    Owera 101k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102083
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Owera (SP 167)
    Owera 78k National Archives photo Aryeh Wetherhorn
    Photo added 5 August 2019
    Owera 154k In a U.S. East Coast port, circa 1918, with USS Prairie on the other side of the pier
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 42431
    Robert Hurst

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