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Bobylu (SP 1513)


  • Built in 1915 by Bob Willis, Davis, NC
  • Acquired by the Navy 15 October 1917
  • Delivered 22 October 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 December 1918
  • Returned to her owner 8 January 1918
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 6 t.
  • Length 35' 10"
  • Beam 10' 18"
  • Draft 2' 2"
  • Speed 7 mph
  • Complement: Four.
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    Bobylu 73k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100899
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Bobylu (ID 1513)
    Bobylu 66k In port, circa 1917-1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95891
    Naval Historical Center

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