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ex-Legonia II (SP 399)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Quack - Love

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Unit - Fox - George

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1909 as the 168' steam yacht Walucia by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, DE
  • Renamed Legonia and Legonia II
  • Acquired by the Navy in June 1917 and commissioned USS Legonia II (SP 399)
  • Reclassified YP-399
  • Decommissioned 1 August 1921
  • Sold 30 September 1921 to John M. Masury of Norfolk, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 119 t.
  • Length 168'
    Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels 1920 lists length as 140' 4"
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 36
  • Armament: Four 6-pounders and two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Almy boilers, one 500hp vertical triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Lydonia
    Legonia II 120k At anchor, prior to World War I
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99508
    Robert Hurst
    Yacht Legonia II
    Legonia II 55k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102004
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Hugh McLean Walker, USN14 June 1917 - 1918
    02LT Ferdinand H. Jaeger, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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