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ex-Grayling (SP 1259)


  • The second Grayling was built in 1915 by Boyden, Amesburg, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 May 1917
  • Commissioned Grayling (SP 1259), 22 May 1917
  • Renamed SP-1259 in 1918 to avoid confusion with Grayling (SP 289)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 30 November 1918 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 4 t.
  • Length 35'
  • Beam 7'
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement: Three
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 6-cylinder 60hp Columbia gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Lynx II 116k USS Grayling (SP 1259) stands out of Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, while on patrol, circa 1918. USS Elsie III (SP-708) and USS Lynx II (SP-730) are among the patrol boats in the background
    Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45271
    Naval Historical Center

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