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Enaj (SP 578)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Watch - Vice - Have

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1909 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI for Thomas G. Bennett of New Haven CT
  • Commissioned USS Enaj (SP 578), 11 June 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 12 June 1917
  • Returned to her owner 31 December 1918
  • Sold to George P. Bonnell of Stonington, CT and renamed Comfort
  • Registered in 1931 to Herbert W. Hanan of New York, NY as the the yacht Comfort
  • Wrecked in the Great New England Hurricane of 1938.


  • Displacement 92 t.
  • Length 89' 4"
    1931 - 80'
  • Beam 17' 8"
    1931 - 17.5'
  • Draft 4' 10"
    1931 - 8.2'
  • Speed 10.75 kts.
  • Complement 12
    1931 - Five
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended bent tube boiler, one 150hp Herreshoff vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Enaj 77k Before World War I Herreshoff Marine Museum
    USS Enaj (SP 578)
    Enaj 40k 8 July 1917
    Bristol, RI
    Herreshoff Marine Museum
    Enaj 85k 24 January 1918
    Bristol, RI
    Enaj and Patrol No. 6 (SP 54)

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