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Tavernilla (ID 3000)


  • Built in 1915 by the Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Staten Island, NY for the Panama Canal Commission
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 July 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Returned to her owner 8 February 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 732 t.
  • Length 125' 6"
  • Beam 29' 10"
  • Draft 16'
  • Speed 11.2 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 6-pounder and two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 850 hp verticle compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Tavernilla 91k Photographed in 1915-1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100253-A
    Naval Historical Center
    Tavernilla 87k Photographed circa 1918 with her sister USS Gorgona (ID-2164) alongside.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105393
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ora Alexander Martin, USN1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Tavernilla (ID 3000)
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