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Katrina (SP 1144)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1913 by the George F. Lawley and Sons Corp., Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 May 1917
  • Commissioned in ordinary 30 May 1917
  • Delivered 31 July 1917
  • Placed in full commission 1 August 1917
  • Returned to her owner 15 February 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 31 t.
  • Length 66' 6"
  • Beam 11' 8"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 8.6 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Armament: Two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Roberts boiler, one 90hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Katrina 914k Photographed circa May 1917, just prior to her World War I Navy service. She is painted grey and flies a 48-star jack at her bow, but flies a civilian yachting ensign aft
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99500
    Robert Hurst
    Katrina 104k Photographed circa May 1917, just prior to her World War I Navy Service, painted gray but still flying the civilian yacht flag
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101958
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Katrina, a wooden steam yacht, was built in 1913 by George F. Lawley & Sons Corp., Boston. She was chartered by the Navy from her owner, Mrs. Anna C. Ewing of Yonkers, N.Y., 18 May 1917; and commissioned with a Naval Reserve crew 30 May, Boatswain Alvin A. Hanna, USNRF, in command. Assigned to the Bar Harbor Section Patrol, she served in a variety of ways, patrolling, tending lookout stations, and breaking ice. She was placed in full commission 22 June and enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 28 July. Ordered to Halifax, Nova Scotia, 5 June 1918, she arrived at her new station 11 June and was used to transport men between visiting ships, the receiving ship, and the station hospital. Katrina was returned to her owner 15 February 1919.
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