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Helenita (SP 210)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Rush - Nan - Pup

Navy call sign:
George - Sail - Watch - Boy

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Unit - Dog - Zed

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1902 by Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury and Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched in April 1902
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 August 1917 from Frank J. Gould
  • Commissioned 17 November 1917
  • Decommissioned and returned to her owner, 17 June 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 304 t.
  • Length 187'
  • Beam 21'
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 13.8 kts.
  • Complement 30
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Seabury boilers, one 1,300hp verticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Helenita 71k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101783
    Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Charles R. Velzy, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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