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Shuttle (SP 3572)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Vice - George - Nan

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1906 as Sisilina by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co., Bristol, RI for Nathan Straus of New York
  • Sold in 1911 to Henry P. Davison of New York and renamed Skipaki
  • Renamed Shuttle
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 October 1918 at Glen Cove, NY
  • Commissioned USS Shuttle (SP 3572)
  • Returned to her owner 21 March 1919 at Glenwood Landing, NY
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 March 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 42 t.
  • Length 94' 6"
  • Beam 10' 6"
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • One triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Yacht Shuttle
    Shuttle 67k In port, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99484
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Shuttle (SP 3572)
    Shuttle 240k Aerial view of the main part of the Navy Yard, looking north (and a little west) from over the Anacostia River, 18 December 1918. Photographed from a Naval Air Station Anacostia airplane. Note construction work in the Yard's eastern extension, to the right. Ferry steamer Boothbay (ID 1708), which was later renamed Grampus, is in the lower right center, with USS Shuttle (SP 3572) immediately off her bow (further to the right)
    U.S. Navy photograph NH 80-G-454990
    Naval Historical Center

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