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Josephine (SP 1243)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Sail - Watch

Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Josephine was built in 1905 at Peter Cruit's Shipyard, New Orleans, LA for Theodore Grunewald of New Orleans
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 October 1917
  • Commissioned Josephine (SP 1243), 5 November 1917
  • Decommissioned 6 December 1918 and returned to her owners
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 32 t.
  • Length 82'
  • Beam 12' 10"
  • Draft 3' 9"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement: 12
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 100hp 5-cylinder Murray and Tregurtha gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Josephine 71k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101947
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John S. Waterman, Jr., USNRF5 November 1917
    02ENS Arthur Duvic, Jr., USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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