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ex-Sea Gull (SP 223)

Patrol Yacht:

  • The third Sea Gull was built in 1910 as Tonis by the New York Yacht, Launch, and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Renamed Sea Gull
  • Placed in service as USS Sea Gull (SP 223), 16 May 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 18 May 1917 from her owner Walter H. Tuckerman of Washington, DC
  • Renamed SP-223 in April 1918
  • Placed out of service in 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list 13 June 1919
  • Sold for scrap 10 April 1920.


  • Displacement 38 t.
  • Length 83'
  • Beam 10' 6"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 150hp 6-cylinder Twentieth Century gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Seagull 25k Namesake: Gull/Sea Gull/Seagull - A common shore bird having long wings and webbed feet Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 24 February 2020
    SP-223 110k Photographed prior to World War I by Edwin Levick, New York
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102233
    Naval Historical Center

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