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Talofa

 

(SP-1016: t. 82; 1. l0l'0"; b. 15'0"; dr. 5'6"  (mean); s. 12 k.; cpl. 19; a. 2 3-pdrs.)

 

Talofa (SP-1016)—a steam yacht built in 1910 at Neponset, Mass., by George Lawley & Sons—was acquired by the Navy on free lease from Mr. Eben H. Ellison in April 1917 and commissioned on 16 April 1917.

 

For two years, Talofa patrolled in the 1st Naval District, protecting the ports and harbors of New England from the dangers of German marauders. On 24 April 1919, five months after the armistice ending World War I, the yacht was returned to her owner. Her name was subsequently struck from the Navy list.