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Suzanne (SP 510)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Dog - Vice

Christina call sign (1926):
King - Watch - Quack - Tare


  • Built in 1908 as Christina by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA for Frederick C. Fletcher of Boston, MA
  • Renamed Esperanza in 1913
  • Renamed Jorosa in 1915
  • Renamed Suzanne in 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 May 1917 and commissioned USS Suzanne (SP 510) the same day
  • Struck from the Navy list 28 December 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Renamed Christina in 1921
  • Registered in 1926 to Herman W. Falk of Milwaukee, WI as the yacht Cristina
  • Sold in 1938 to J. P. Bushong of Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Bought and sold by F. M. Kirby of Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Renamed Old Horse Eye in 1954 and Jo Ho So IV in 1955
  • Caught fire and sank 15 June 1968 in the Potomac River off Timbers, MD
  • Raised in July 1968 and towed to St. Inigoes Creek, MD and beached as a breakwater
  • Registered in 1969 to Fred J. Sperapani of Silver Spring, MD as the yacht Jo Ho So IV
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 123 t.
    1969 - 137 t.
  • Length 110'
    1926 - 103.3'
  • Beam 17' 6"
    1926 - 17.3'
  • Draft 3' 4"
    1926 - 9.2'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 18
    1926 - Seven
  • Armament: One 3-pounder, one 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 125ihp 4-stroke 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Suzanne 172k 28 December 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42433
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Samuel Wetherill, USNRF18 May 1917
    02ENS Frederick F. Shoemaker, USNRF1918 - 28 December 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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