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Comet (SP 772)


  • The second Comet was built in 1910 by E. W. Heath and Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 26 November 1917
  • Commissioned 15 February 1918
  • Returned to her owners 23 August 1918, the San Juan Freight and Passenger Co. of Anacortes, WA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 107
  • Length 94'
  • Beam 19' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 14
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 360hp 6-cylinder Southwark-Harris gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Comet 133k In a West Coast port, prior to her World War I era Navy service. The smaller fishing boat Imperial is just astern
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100869
    Naval Historical Center
    Comet 113k At what appears to be the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, possibly when she was taken over by the Navy for World War I service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100870

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Fritz Hirsch, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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