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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

USCGC Javelin
ex-USS Jessamine (SP 438)

Jessamine served both the Navy and Coast Guard

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1907 by J. M. Bayles and Son, Port Jefferson, NY
  • Commissioned USS Jessamine (SP 438), 14 June 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 2 July 1917
  • Renamed SP-438 in 1918
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 2 December 1919 and commissioned USCGC Javelin
  • Sold 31 July 1922
  • Dropped from the Coast Guard Register in 1923
  • Sold 31 July 1923 to A. G. Liggett and Son of Wyandotte, MI for $500.00
  • Registered in 1926 to Fred W. Warner of Detroit, MI as the yacht Javelin
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 57 t.
  • Length 90' 3"
    1926 - 81.5'
  • Beam 14' 6"
  • Draft 4' 9"
    1926 - 6.6'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 13
    1926 - Four
  • Propulsion: Two 60hp 4-cylinder Craig gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Jessamine 102k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Jessamine 93k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 101356
    Robert Hurst
    Jessamine 51k At anchor, c. 1907-1917
    U.S. Navy photos NH 101836 and NH 101837
    Naval Historical Center
    Jessamine 54k

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS C. H. Hull, USNRF19 June 1917
    02ENS Stanley B. Moiles, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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