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Endion (SP 707)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Dog - Rush


  • Built in 1898 by the Gas Engine and Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NY for Jesse H. Metcalf of Providence, RI
  • Sold in 1904 by LeRoy Fales of Barrington, RI
  • Sold in 1905 to George T. Bishop of Cleveland, OH
  • Sold in 1909 to Dr. Hobart A. Hare of Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold in 1914 to Robert Hall McCormick of Chicago, IL
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 May 1917 from Governor Carl Elias Milliken of Maine
  • Commissioned USS Endion (SP 707), 1 May 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 17 May 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 6 October 1919 and ordered sold
  • Acquired in 1919 by Helen M. Neal of Boston, MA
  • Sold 19 March 1921 at public auction, purchased by Bahamian interests and registered to the Bahamas
  • Acquired in 1922 by the Harbour Island Steamship Company Limited, Harbour Island, Eleuthera and used as a mail boat between Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, North Eleuthera
  • The MV Endion was under the command of Captain William G. Harris until 1939 when she was replaced
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 61 t.
  • Length 89.3'
  • Beam 14' 2"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders
  • Propulsion: Original steam engine: One Seabury Type D water tube boiler, one 300hp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft
    Replaced with one 4-cylinder 60hp Semi-Diesel engine.

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    USS Endion (SP 707)
    Endion 122k Photographed during World War I with other SP Craft
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 101599
    Mike Green
    Endion 80k Briland Island, (Harbor Island), Bahamas
    Photo from "The Harbour Island Story," by Anne & Jim Lawlor. MacMillan Caribbean, Oxford, UK 2008
    Eric T. Wiberg

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