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Paloma (SP 533)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Cast - Dog


  • Built in 1914 by Murray and Tregurtha, South Boston, MA
  • Commandeered shortly after the United States entered World War I
  • Commissioned USS Paloma (SP 533), 4 May 1917
  • Formally purchased by the government 18 May 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 July 1919
  • Acquired in 1920 by G. B. Williams of Boston, MA
  • Registered in 1926 to Marcus Beebe of Boothbay, ME as the yacht Sinbad V
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 52 t.
    1926 - 50 t.
  • Length 85'
    1926 - 77.4'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 5'
    1926 - 5.6'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 13
    1926 - Five
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 50hp four-cylinder Murray and Tregurtha gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Paloma 69k Photograph taken prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102110
    Naval Historical Center
    Paloma 107k In Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1918. They are (from left to right): USS Paloma (SP-533);USS Edithena (SP-624); and USS Elsie III (SP-708)
    Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45270

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain John H. Maxner, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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