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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

Natick (SP 570)
ex-Agawam (SP 570)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in England as Agawam
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 April 1917
  • Deliver to the Navy 5 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Agawam (SP 570), 20 October 1917
  • Renamed Natick, 19 August 1918
  • Returned to her owner 15 August 1919
  • Sold in 1922 to Ren W. Bartram of New York
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 50 t.
  • Length 40'
  • Beam 7' 6"
  • Draft 2' 6"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement: Four
  • Propulsion: One 80hp 4-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Natick 50k Underway during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100229
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Yacht Agawam was built in England; acquired by the Navy on free lease from Richard T. Crane of Chicago, 12 April 1917; commissioned 20 October 1917 for use as a patrol craft in the 9th Naval District during World War I. Renamed Natick, 19 August 1918. After war-time patrol duties, she was returned to her owner 15 August 1919.

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