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Caliph (SP 272)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Boy - Mike - Pup


  • Built in 1910 by Matthews Yacht Building Co., Port Clinton, OH
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 May 1917
  • Commissioned 1 April 1918
  • Decommissioned 2 December 1918, struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 22 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 12'
  • Draft 3' 1"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 37hp 4-cylinder Kent gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Caliph 82k Photograph dated 2 December 1918, the day she was returned to her owner following World War I Section Patrol service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 55008
    Naval Historical Center

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