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ex-Aurore II (SP 460)

El Tejado (1921)and Marion II (1931) call sign:
Love - George - Fox - Nan

Marion II call sign (1933):
King - Mike - Cast - George


  • Built in 1916 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 August 1917
  • Commissioned USS Aurore II (SP 460), 1 October 1917 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Renamed SP-460 in April 1918
  • Decommissioned 12 August 1919
  • Sold 24 September 1919 and renamed Claribel
  • Registered in 1921 to Willard E. Ferguson of New York, NY as the yacht El Tejado (The Roof)
  • Registered in 1927 to Lawrence R. Wilder of New York, NY as the yacht Aurore
  • Registered in 1931 to Theodore V. D. Berdell of New York, NY as the yacht Marion II
  • Later named Ursula
  • Registered in 1933 to Fyfe's Shipyard of Glenwood Landing, Long Island, NY as the yacht Marion II
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 96' 3"
    1927 - 96.6'
    1931 - 95.6'
  • Beam 18'
    1927 - 17.5'
  • Draft 5'
    1927 - 9'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 16
    1921 - Six
  • Armament: One 3-pounder, one 1-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 90hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Yacht Aurore II
    Aurore II 132k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99340
    Robert Hurst
    USS SP-460
    Aurore II 116k In port, circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45284
    Naval Historical Center

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