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ex-Sea Gull (SP 544)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Boy - Dog - Cast

Patrol Yacht:

  • The fourth Sea Gull was built in 1902 as Heather by the Greenport Yacht and Basin Co., Long Island, NY
  • Renamed Sea Gull in 1902
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 June 1917 and commissioned USS Sea Gull (SP 544)
  • Renamed SP-544 in April 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 23 November 1918
  • Decommissioned 27 November 1918 at Atlantic City, NJ
  • Returned to her owner 2 June 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 20 t.
  • Length 58' 6"
  • Beam 13'
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement: One (civilian)Armament: One .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Sea Gull
    Seagull 25k Namesake: Gull/Sea Gull/Seagull - A common shore bird having long wings and webbed feet Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 24 February 2020
    Sea Gull 135k Underway in harbor, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102234
    Naval Historical Center
    USS SP-544
    Sea Gull 184k Underway in port, 23 November 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42436
    Naval Historical Center
    Sea Gull 224k Tied up with Submarine Chaser SC-71 at the Cape May Naval Base, Sewells Point, New Jersey, circa 1918. Ship in the background is a Coast Guard Cutter, probably USCGC Morrill. A Curtiss HS-2L seaplane is taxiing by
    U.S. Navy photos NH 42452, NH 42453 and NH 42454
    Sea Gull 180k
    Sea Gull 176k

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