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Photo # NH 57039: USS Arawan II, photographed during World War I

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"SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft
numbered from SP-1 through SP-99


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-1 through SP-99, plus some that were given numbers but not acquired.


See the list below to locate photographs of individual ships and craft numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-1 through SP-99.

For lists of "SP" and "ID" series ships and craft in other number ranges, see:

  • "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft.

    If the "SP"/"ID" vessel you want does not have an active link on this page, or the other pages of this series, and the statement "no image available" is lacking, contact the Photographic Section concerning other research options.


    World War I era acquired vessels numbered from SP-1 through SP-99:

    • SP-1: Arawan II. 71-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Arawan II, 1917-1918
    • SP-2: Lynx. 45-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Lynx, 1917-1919
    • SP-3: Zipalong. Motor boat, 1907. USN: Zipalong, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-4: Porpoise. Motor boat. USN: Porpoise, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-5: Tacony. 82-foot motor boat, 1911. Also named Sybilla II. USN: Tacony, 1917-1918.
    • SP-8: Patrol # 4. 40-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Patrol # 4, 1917-1919
    • SP-9: Psyche V. 75-foot motor boat, 1911. Also named Achelous. USN: Psyche V, 1917-1919

    • SP-12: Siwash. 78-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Siwash, 1917-1919.
    • SP-14: Edamena II. 45' 5" motor boat, 1916. USN: Edamena II, 1917-1919
    • SP-15: Elithro II. 55-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Elithro II, 1917-1918.
    • SP-16: Mystery. 58-foot motor boat, 1916. No U.S. Navy service.

    • SP-20: Scoter. 52' 9" motor boat, 1916. USN: Scoter, 1917-1919.
    • SP-24: Helena I. Motor boat, 1906. USN: Helena I, later SP-24, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-26: Dawn. 51-foot electric-drive motor boat, 1914. USN: Dawn, 1917-1918.
    • SP-28: Mauna Loa. 55-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Mauna Loa, 1917-1918
    • SP-29: Patrol # 5. 40-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Patrol # 5, 1917-1919

    • SP-31: Patrol # 7. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Patrol # 7, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-33: Niji. Motor boat, 1914. Also named Wilfreda. USN: Niji, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-35: Chingachgook. 60-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Chingachgook, 1917-1917.
    • SP-36: Mustang. 56-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Mustang, 1917-1919.
    • SP-37: Dawn. 50' 2" yawl, 1916. No U.S. Navy service.
    • SP-38: Lillian II. Motor boat. USN: Lillian II, 1917-1917. No image available

    • SP-40: Atlantis. 60¾-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Atlantis, 1917-1919
    • SP-41: Gem. 201 gross ton steam yacht, 1913. USN: Gem, 1917-1919
    • SP-43: Daraga. 72.5-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Daraga, 1917-1921
    • SP-44: Priscilla. 67-foot schooner, 1884. USN: Priscilla, 1917-1917 (no actual service)
    • SP-45: Patrol # 1. 40-foot motor boat, ca.1916. USN: Patrol # 1, 1917-1919
    • SP-46: Dodger II. 76' 2" motor boat, 1913. USN: Dodger II, 1917-1919
    • SP-49: Momo. Motor boat, 1912. Also named Elsie IV. USN: Momo, 1917-1919. No image available

    • SP-51: Manatee. Motor boat, 1915. USN: Manatee, 1917-1919(?). No image available
    • SP-52: Grey Fox. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Grey Fox, 1917-1920.
    • SP-53: Boy Scout. 45-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Boy Scout, 1917-1919(?)
    • SP-54: Patrol # 6. 61-foot motor boat, 1916. Also named Bonita. USN: Patrol # 6, 1917-1921
    • SP-55: Gypsy. Motor boat, 1912. USN: Gypsy, 1917-1917.
    • SP-56: Patrol # 8. 70.65-foot motor boat motor boat, 1916. USN: Patrol # 8, 1917-1919
    • SP-59: Petrel. Motor boat. USN: Petrel and SP-59, 1917-1918. No image available

    • SP-60: Little Aie. Motor boat, 1915. USN: Little Aie, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-61: Zenith. Motor boat, 1917. USN: Zenith, 1917-1918.
    • SP-62: Lydia. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Lydia and SP-62, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-63: Rivalen. 43-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Rivalen, 1917-1918
    • SP-64: Nedeva II. Motor boat. USN: Nedeva II, 1917-1919(?). No image available
    • SP-65: Chichota. 27 gross ton steam yacht, 1901. Also named Niagara III. USN: Chichota, 1917-1918.
    • SP-66: Dlonra. 46-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Dlonra, 1917-1919(?). No image is available, or known to exist
    • SP-68: Vixen. 287 gross ton steam yacht, 1913. USN: Despatch, 1917-1928. Briefly named Vixen in August 1917. Redesignated PY-8 in 1920.

    • SP-70: Shrewsbury. 98-foot motor boat, 1910. Also named Mona and Topsy. USN: Shrewsbury, 1917-1919
    • SP-71: Fantana. Motor boat, 1902. USN: Fantana, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-72: Joyance. 119 gross ton steam yacht, 1907. Also named Cavalier. USN: Joyance, 1917-1919
    • SP-75: Ora. Motor boat, 1914. USN: Ora, 1917-1920. No image available
    • SP-76: Kingfisher. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Kingfisher and SP-76, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-78: Rutoma. 78-foot motor boat, 1910. Also named Manchonak. USN: Rutoma, 1917-1919

    • SP-81: Elf. 51-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Elf, 1917-1919
    • SP-82: Sturdy. 75-foot motor boat, 1905. USN: Sturdy, 1917-1920.
    • SP-83: Georgiana III. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Georgiana III, 1917-1918.
    • SP-84: Coyote. 89-foot motor boat, 1897. USN: Coyote, 1917-1919.
    • SP-85: Patrol # 10. 60-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Patrol # 10, 1917-1921
    • SP-86: Perfecto. 60-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Perfecto, 1917-1919
    • SP-89: Whippet. 72-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Whippet, 1917-1919.

    • SP-90: Rondo. 50-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Rondo and SP-90, 1917-1919
    • SP-93: Zumbrota. 70-foot motor boat, 1914. USN: Zumbrota (later YP-93), 1917-1927.
    • SP-95: Katydid. Motor boat, 1912. USN: Katydid, 1917-1920. No image available
    • SP-96: Simplicity. Motor boat, 1906. USN: Simplicity, 1917-1918.
    • SP-97: Kumigan. Motor boat. Also named Number 277. Apparently no U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • SP-98: Dean II. 42-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Dean II, 1917-1918.

    For lists of "SP" and "ID" series ships and craft in other number ranges, see:

  • "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft.


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