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Itasca II (SP 803)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Boy - Watch - Mike


  • Built in 1911 by the Hudson Yacht and Boat Building Co., Nyack, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 29 May 1918
  • Commissioned USS Itasca II (SP 803), 13 July 1918
  • Decommissioned 6 February 1919, returned to her owner and renamed Get-Away
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 58 t.
  • Length 99' 9"
  • Beam 16' 7"
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 150hp Standard 6-cylinder gasoline engines, two shaft.
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    Itasca 130k c. 1918
    New York harbor area
    Photo contributed by George Fox Corse, III from the collection of Ensign George Fox Corse, USNRF
    John Chiquoine

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Mather A. Abbot, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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