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Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1881 as Adelita at East Boston, MA
  • Purchased in 1899 by the Bureau of Fisheries and renamed Phalarope
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 May 1917 and commissioned 6 December 1917
  • Decommissioed 2 August 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the Bureau of Fisheries
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 55 t.
  • Length 92'
  • Beam 16'
  • Draft 7' 8"
  • Complement 10
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One Almy boiler, one 190hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Phalarope 193k U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Phalarope. A converted yacht, operated in conjunction with coast fishermen in recovering and distributing vast quantities of spawn,
    circa 1890s
    Courtesy of the U.S. Army Military History Institute
    U.S. Navy photo NH 91744
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    View the Phalarope
    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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