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Regis II (SP 1083)


  • Built in 1902 by Simon Martin
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 July 1917
  • Placed in service 17 July 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 25 January 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 45'
  • Beam 9' 6"
  • Draft 3' 3"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 4-cylinder 50hp Peerless gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Regis II 88k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102154
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Regis II was built as a yacht in 1902 by Simon Martin for J. E. Kerr of Baltimore, Md. Delivered to the Navy at the 5th Naval District 16 July 1917, she was placed in service the next day and operated as a patrol craft in and around Norfolk harbor, Hampton Roads, and the lower reaches of Chesapeake Bay. She was returned to her owner 25 January 1919.

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