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Malay (SP 735)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Nan - Love - Boy

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1898 by John Roach & Sons, Chester, PA
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 April 1917
  • Commissioned 26 June 1917
  • Returned to her owner, Hannah P. Weld of Boston, MA on 1 March 1919
  • Sold to a buyer from Honduras in 1921
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 173 t.
  • Length 150'
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 1917 - 29
    1918 - 31
    1919 - 12
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders, one machine gun and one "Y" gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Almy boilers, one 800ihp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Malay 46k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101971
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Philip Putnam Chase, USNRF28 April 1917 - 29 August 1917
    02ENS Charles Stephen Bolster, USNRF29 August 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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