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Star I (ID 1351)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - George - Have


  • Laid down in 1912 by the Seattle Construction and Dry Dock Co., Seattle, WA
  • Ordered delivered to the Navy 24 December 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 January 1918
  • Commissioned 30 March 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list 12 February 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Sold in October 1923 to a Norwegian Whaling Company
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 248 t.
  • Length 106' 1"
  • Beam 21' 2"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 22
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Star No. 1 135k Underway prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100247
    Naval Historical Center
    Star No. 1 99k In a West Coast area port, prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photos NH 102239 and NH 102240
    Star No. 1 165k

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