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Sans Souci II (SP 301)


  • Built in 1907 by Frank Tregoning's Yard, Seattle, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 July 1917
  • Commissioned 1 August 1917
  • Decommissioned 7 February 1919 and struck from the Naval Register
  • Returned to her owner 26 March 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 8 t.
  • Length 46'
  • Beam 9' 6"
  • Draft 3' 3"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement: Seven
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 32hp 4-cylinder N. and S. Electric Co. gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Sans Souci II 84k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval Service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102178
    Naval Historical Center
    Sans Souci II 87k Underway, prior to her World War I Naval Service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102179

    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Boatswain's Mate Robert Waldron Capps, USNRF1 August 1917 - 1918
    02ENS Lyle H. Havens, USNRF1918 - 7 February 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Sans Souci II, a wooden boat built during 1907 by Frank Tregoning's yard at Seattle, Wash., was enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve on 15 June 1917 following United States entry into World War I delivered to the Navy on 9 July 1917 by her owner, D. G. Schmitz of Seattle; and commissioned on 1 August 1917, Chief Boatswain's Mate R. W. Capps, USNRF, in command.

    Assigned to local duty within the 13th Naval District, Sans Souci II operated on patrol duty from Seattle until September 1917. She also served, briefly as a tender to Philadelphia (Cruiser No. 4), the receiving ship at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton Wash., during late 1917. Sans Souci II resumed patrol duty in Puget Sound, frequently operating with, or alternating with, SC-300, until 23 December 1918. She then remained inactive until decommissioned on 7 February 1919 and was struck from the Navy list the same day. Ordered returned to her owner on 26 March 1919, Sans Souci II remained on yacht registers into the early 1930's.

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