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Drusilla (SP 372)


  • Built in 1914 by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Drusilla (SP 372), 25 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 10 December 1918
  • Returned to her owner, A. J. Drexel of Radnor, PA 12 December 1918
  • Registered in 1931 to Edward Blade of Port Washington, NY as the yacht Sinbad
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 564 t.
    1931 - 54 t.
  • Length 75'
    1931 - 83.5'
  • Beam 14'
    1931 - 14.5'
  • Draft 4'
    1931 - 6.9'
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 12
    1931 - Four
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 65hp 6-cylinder 20th Century heavy duty gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Motorboat Drusilla
    Drusilla 88k Photographed prior to World War I by Edwin Levick, New York
    U.S. Navy photo NH 10345
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Drusilla (SP 372)
    Drusilla 76k In port, circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 54574
    Naval Historical Center
    Drusilla 88k At the Naval Training Station, Cape May, New Jersey, on 4 July 1918, with a fire burning nearby
    Photographed by John A. Kaas, USSP
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42451

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS J. T. Holt, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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