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ex-Susanne (SP 411)

Navy call sign (Early 1919):
George - Jig - Boy - Tare

Call sign (1948):
William - How - Peter - Sugar


  • Built in 1916 as Susanne by the Matthews Boat Co., Port Clinton, OH for E. H. Close of Toledo, OH
  • Sold in 1917 to T. J. Prindiville of Chicago, IL
  • Acquired by the Navy 3 August 1917 and commissioned USS Susanne (SP 411) the same day
  • Renamed SP-411 in 1918 so as not to be confused with Suzanne (SP 510)
  • Struck from the Navy list and sold 15 November 1919
  • Registered in 1920 as the yacht Susanne out of Boston, MA
  • Renamed Janet later in 1920
  • Renamed Nedeva in 1923
  • Registered in 1925 to C. W. DeLong of Coral Gables, FL as the yacht Pollyetta
  • Registered in 1926 to John S. Phipps of Palm Beach,FL as the yacht Pollyetta
  • Registered in 1926 to John S. Phipps of Palm Beach,FL as the yacht IolantheRegistered in 1937 to John P. Kelly of Miami, FL as the yacht Iolanthe out of Miami
  • Registered in 1938 to B. H. Hardaway, Jr. of Columbus, GA as the yacht Iolanthe
  • Registered in 1946 to Tony Sakalaros of Pensacola, FL as the yacht Iolanthe
  • Dismantled in 1951.


  • Displacement 26 t.
    1920 - 40 t.
  • Length 76' 6"
    1920 - 75.2'
  • Beam 13'
    1920 - 12.7'
  • Draft 3' 4½"
    1920 - 4.9'
  • Speed 23 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1920 - Two
  • Propulsion: Two 300hp 8-cylinder Sterling gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    SP-411 178k Advertisement from the January 1917 edition of Motor Boating magazine David Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS James N. Smith, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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