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Najelda (SP 277)


  • Built in 1907 by Nathan Emanuel, Brunswick, GA
  • Sold in 1914 to Captain F. P. Barry of St. Augustine, FL
  • Commissioned 6 May 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 21 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 9 December 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 11 June 1919
  • Sold 30 October 1919
  • Registered in 1926 to A. Denapolis of New Orleans, LA as the passenger boat Lillian D
  • Registered in 1927 to J. C. Hoffman of New Orleans as the passenger boat Lillian D
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 52 t.
  • Length 65'
    1926 - 60.2'
  • Beam 18' 5"
  • Draft 5'
    1926 - 6.6'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1926 - Three
  • Armament: One 6-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 125hp 4-cylinder Union gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Nejelda 207k In a Gulf Coast area port, circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45274
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Albert E. Strong, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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