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ex-Edith II (SP 296)


  • Built in 1917 by the Great Lakes Boat Building Corp., Milwaukee, WI
  • Acquired by the Navy 15 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Edith II (SP 296), 27 September 1917
  • Renamed SP-296 in 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 17 February 1919 and returned to her owner, Carnot M. Ward of Whippany, NJ
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 33 t.
  • Length 50'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 20.8 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 190hp 8-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SP-296 121k Fine screen halftone reproduction of a photograph showing her underway, prior to her World War I era U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103630
    Naval Historical Center
    SP-296 91k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken while she was refitting at Nevins' Yacht Works, New York City, in the spring of 1919. Copied from "The Rudder" magazine, June 1919, page 259
    Courtesy of Robert F. Sumrall, 1972
    U.S. Navy photo NH 75654

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SP-296.
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