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Bayocean (SP 2640)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1911 by Joseph Supple Shipyard, Portland, OR for the T. B. Potter Realty Co. of Portland
  • Launched 27 May 1911, sponsored by 5-year old Elizabeth Potter
  • Sold 21 March 1913 to the Bayocean Excursion Company of San Francisco, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 June 1918 from J. T. Bunn of San Diego, CA
  • Commissioned 16 August 1918
  • Decommissioned 14 March 1919 at Mare Island, CA
  • Struck from the Navy list 11 October 1919
  • Sold 5 August 1921 to Crowley Launch and Tug Co. of San Francisco
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 130 t.
  • Length 138'
  • Beam 18' 7"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 19
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders
  • Propulsion: Three 6-cylinder Speedway gasoline engines (Center engine 175hp, side engines 150hp), three shafts.
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    Bayocean 118k Tied up alongside a West Coast pier, probably circa the summer of 1918. Sentries on board were armed with M1903 rifles
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100108
    Naval Historical Center

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