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G. H. McNeal (SP 312)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Rush - Jig

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Easy - Dog - Love

Call sign (1948):
Able - William - Nan - Victor


  • Built in 1911 as George H. McNeal by W. G. Abbott, Milford, DE
  • Purchased by the Navy 26 May 1917 and commissioned USS G. H. McNeal (SP 312) the same day
  • Decommissioned 17 May 1919
  • Sold 17 July 1919 to the McNeal-Dodson Co., Inc. of Reedville, VA as the fishing boat G. H. McNeal
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 244 t.
    1948 - 248 t.
  • Length 140'
    1927 - 128.4'
    1948 - 126.4'
  • Beam 21'
  • Draft 5'
    1927 - 11'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement: 54
    1927 - 29
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single-ended boiler, one vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    G. H. McNeal 119k In port, prior to her World War I era Naval service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99363
    Robert Hurst
    G. H. McNeal 90k Photographed prior to her World War I U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101989
    Naval Historical Center
    G. H. McNeal 49k Sculpture by Leslie J. Payne from Smithsonian American Art Museum Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain Alvin Downey, USNRF26 May 1917
    02ENS James L. Brooks, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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