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ex-Galatea (SP 714)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Nan - King

Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Galatea was built in 1914 by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, DE
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Galatea (SP 714), 25 August 1917 at Detroit, MI
  • Decommissioned 26 September 1917 for conversion to an armed patrol craft
  • Recommissioned 16 November 1917
  • Decommissioned 15 July 1919 at Boston, MA
  • Towed to Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME for use as a Receiving Ship
  • Reclassified as District Patrol Craft YP-714 in 1920
  • Sold 20 December 1921 to Captain A. A. Tamos of New York, NY and delivered 14 February 1922
  • Sold later in 1922 to James M. Buckner of Wilmington, DE
  • Sold in 1924 in Haiti
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 367 t.
  • Length 158'
  • Beam 24'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 57
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Seabury boilers, one 1,000hp vertical triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Yacht Galatea
    Galatea 145k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Galatea 104k Probably photographed upon completion by her builder, Pusey and Jones of Wilmington, Delaware
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96132
    Naval Historical Center
    Galatea 119k Photographed circa 1914-1916
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99536
    USS Galatea (SP 714)
    Galatea 232k 20 January 1918
    Ponta Delgada, Azores
    Ric Hedman
    Galatea 94k At Ponta Delgada, Azores, in February 1918
    Photographed from USS Margaret (SP-527)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 53801
    Naval Historical Center
    Galatea 117k U.S. and British ships inside the breakwater at Ponta Delgada, Azores in March 1918. The ship whose stack, ventilators and mainmast are visible in the foreground is USS Galatea (SP-714). Immediately beyond her are a U.S. Navy submarine chaser and tug. To the right are two Canadian-built British Admiralty wooden drifters, CD-8 and CD-7
    Photographed from USS Margaret (SP-527) by Raymond D. Borden
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42786
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Ogden T. McClurg, USNRF25 August 1917 - 26 September 1917
    02LT Harold D. Hinckley, USCG - Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy from March 1923 - May 1928
    Retired as Captain
    16 November 1917
    03ENS Herbert Lord, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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