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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Siren (1898-1910)

USS Siren, a 315-ton yacht, was built in 1897 at Leith, Scotland, for civilian use. Under the name Eugenia, she was purchased by the Navy in June 1898. Renamed Siren, the yacht served on the Cuban blockade during the Spanish-American War. After that conflict, she was a naval militia training ship and a tender at the Norfolk Navy Yard. She was struck from the Navy List in August 1910.

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Photo #: NH 76524

Yacht Eugenia


Photographed 18 June 1898, while fitting out for Spanish-American War service. Her hull has been half repainted into wartime grey. This yacht was commissioned on 24 June 1898 as USS Siren (1898-1910).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NR&L(O) 2196

USS Siren (1898-1910)


At the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, 8 July 1898. Another converted yacht is astern of her, and the receiving ship USS Vermont is in the left distance.
Note Siren's fancy tasseled awnings.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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11 October 1998