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Manito II (SP 262)


  • Built in 1912 by the Hudson Yacht and Boat Co., Nyack, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 May 1917 and commissioned USS Manito II ((SP 262) the same day
  • Sold 25 March 1920
  • Registered in 1926 to S. M. Coen of Jacksonville, FL as the yacht Shirley I
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 23 t.
  • Length 56'
    1926 - 52.1'
  • Beam 12' 8"
  • Draft 4' 6"
    1926 - 5.6'
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 10
    1926 - Three
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 30hp 4-cylinder Twentieth Century gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Motorboat Manito II
    Manito II 143k Underway prior to World War I, possibly on the Hudson River, New York
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99584
    Robert Hurst
    USS Manito II (SP 262)
    Manito II 55k Photographed c. 1917-19
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101974
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Manito II, a wooden motor yacht built in 1912 by Hudson Yacht & Boat Co., Nyack, N.Y.; was purchased by the Navy 10 May 1917 from Mr. I. K. Keyward; and commissioned the same day.

    Assigned to the 6th Naval District, Manito II operated on section patrol based at Charleston, S.C., throughout the war. She was sold 25 March 1920.

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