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ex-Susanne (SP 411)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Boy - Nan


  • 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
  • Struck from the Navy list and sold 15 November 1919
  • Registered in 1922 as Janet at Boston, MA
  • Renamed Nedeva in 1923
  • Acquired in 1924 by C. W. DeLong of Miami, FL and renamed Pollyetta
  • Sold in 1925 to John S. Phipps of Palm Beach,FL as the yacht Iolanthe
  • Sold in 1936 to John P. Kelly of Miami
  • Sold in 1937 to B. H. Hardaway, Jr. of Miami
  • Sold in 1945 to Tony Sakalaros of Miami
  • Dismantled in 1951.


  • Displacement 26 t.
    1926 - 40 t.
  • Length 76' 6"
    1926 - 75.2'
  • Beam 13'
    1926 - 12.7'
  • Draft 3' 4½"
    1926 - 4.9'
  • Speed 23 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1926 - 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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