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Admiral (SP 967)

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Unit - Cast - Pup

Call sign (1927):
King - Love - Preparatory - Mike

Patrol Yacht:

  • The third Admiral was built in 1892 as the yacht Red Cross at Providence Drydock and Marine Railway Co., East Providence, RI for Richard W. Comstock of Providence, RI
  • Sold in 1907 to George Rumsey Sheldon and renamed Admiral
  • Sold to Irving T. Bush
  • Sold in 1914 to Gordon Dexter of New London, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 July 1917
  • Commissioned USS Admiral (SP 967), 19 July 1917 at Lawley Shipyard, Boston, MA
  • Ran on the rocks and sank 23 March 1918 at Brant Rock, Scituate, MA, salvaged, no casualties
  • Decommissioned after sinking
  • Recommissioned 1 August 1918 at Baker's Yacht Basin, Quincy, MA
  • Struck from the Naval list 7 May 1919
  • Decommissioned 13 May 1919 at Baker's Yacht Basin
  • Sold 29 October 1920 to E. N. Goodsell of Plattsburgh, NY
  • Registered in 1927 to the Westport-Essex Ferry Co. of Plattsburg as the ferry Admiral
  • Registered in 1931 to E. N. Goodsell of Burlington, VT as the ferry Admiral
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 123 t.
  • Length 137'
    1927 - 117.7'
  • Beam 20'
    1931 - 19.1'
  • Draft 7' 6"
    1927 - 9.9'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 24
    1927 - Five
    1931 - Eight
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and two .30 cal. Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Roberts boiler, one 350hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Admiral 77k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100574
    Naval Historical Center
    Admiral 116k Detroit Photographic Co. photo Maunsel White

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