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Aurore II

 

(Yacht: t. 85; l. 96'3"; b. 18'0"; dr. 5'0" (mean); s. 12 k.; cpl. 16; a. 1 3-pdr., 1 1-pdr., 3 mg.)

 

Aurore IIa twin-screw, wooden-hulled, steam yacht built at Stamford, Conn., in 1916 by the Luders Marine Construction Co. was purchased by the Navy from Stuart Wyeth of Philadelphia and placed in commission at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 1 October 1917.

 

The yacht served in the 3d Naval District through the end of World War I and into the summer of 1919. She functioned as a patrol and dispatch boat in the Delaware estuary and in coastal waters near the Delaware capes. She also carried passengers in the same area.

 

Decommissioned on 12 August 1919, Aurora II was sold on 24 September 1919 to Mr. J. A. Branden of New York City.