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Photo # NH 55614:  USS Sybilla III during World War I

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U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- Listed by Hull Number

"SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft
numbered from SP-100 through SP-199


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-100 through SP-199, 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-100 through SP-199.

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-100 through SP-199:

    • SP-100: Marie. 35-ton motor boat, 1912. USN: Marie, 1917-1919
    • SP-101: Panama. 78-foot motor boat, 1914. USN: Panama, 1917-1920
    • SP-102: Shadow III. 50-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Shadow III, 1917-1921
    • SP-103: Raven III. 6-ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Raven III and SP-103, 1917-1920. No image available
    • SP-104: Sybilla III. Also named Paragon and Arlis. 103 gross ton motor yacht, 1915. USN: Sybilla III, 1917-1918, Was also PC-454 and Impetuous (PYc-46) in 1940-1944
    • SP-105: Lady Fish. 76 gross ton motor boat. No U.S. Navy service
    • SP-106: Zigzag. 44-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Zigzag, 1917-1919.
    • SP-107: Riette. 60-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Riette, 1917-1919
    • SP-108: Calabash. 60-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Calabash, 1917-1919
    • SP-109: Elmasada. 66-foot motor boat, 1909. USN: Elmasada, 1917-1919.

    • SP-110: Coco. 36-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Coco, 1917-1919.
    • SP-112: Nepenthe. 20 gross ton houseboat, 1917. USN: Nepenthe, 1917-1917. No image available
    • SP-114: Scout. 81-foot steam boat, 1900. USN: Scout, 1917-1917
    • SP-116: Bab. 38-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Bab, 1917-1918
    • SP-117: Mohican. 231 gross ton steam yacht, 1890. Also named Lady Godiva and Norseman. USN: Mohican and SP-117, 1917-1919
    • SP-118: Mira. 4-ton motor boat, 1911. No U.S. Navy service
    • SP-119: Idylease. 65-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Idylease, 1917-1919

    • SP-122: Traveler. 50' 3" motor boat, 1914. USN: Traveler, 1917-1919
    • SP-124: Tarantula. 160 gross ton motor yacht, 1912. USN: Tarantula, 1917-1918
    • SP-125: Idealia. 75' 8" motor boat, 1911. USN: Idealia, 1917-1918
    • SP-126: Tanguingui. 51 gross ton motor boat, 1915. USN: Tanguingui, 1917-1919
    • SP-128: Ono. 46-foot motor boat, 1908. USN: Ono, 1917-1919
    • SP-129: Taniwha. 112-foot motor yacht, 1909. USN: Taniwha, 1917-1919

    • SP-130: Kanawha II. 575-ton steam yacht, 1899. USN: Kanawha II and Piqua, 1917-1919
    • SP-131: Noma. 763 gross ton steam yacht, 1902. USN: Noma, 1917-1919
    • SP-132: Wanderer. 362 gross ton steam yacht, 1897. Also named Kethailes. USN: Wanderer, 1917-1920
    • SP-133: Zara. 184 gross ton steam yacht, 1891. Also named Solgar. USN: Zara, 1917-1919
    • SP-134: Sultana. 390 gross ton steam yacht, 1889. USN: Sultana, 1917-1919
    • SP-135: Aphrodite. 1147 gross ton steam yacht, 1899. USN: Aphrodite, 1917-1919
    • SP-136: Niagara. 1443 gross ton steam yacht, 1898. USN: Niagara, 1918-1933. Later redesignated PY-9

    • SP-142: Hoqua. 35-ton motor yacht, 1914. USN: Hoqua, 1917-1919
    • SP-143: Magistrate. 44 gross ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Magistrate, 1917-1919
    • SP-144: Howarda. 38 gross ton motor boat, 1913. USN: Howarda, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-145: Eagle. 80-foot motor boat, 1909. USN: Eagle and SP-145, 1917-1919
    • SP-148: Kathrick II. 12-ton motor boat, 1913. USN: Kathrick II, 1917-1917
    • SP-149: Jeanette. 17 gross ton motor boat, 1905. USN: Jeanette, 1917-1920

    • SP-151: Miss Betsy. 7-ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Miss Betsy, 1918-1919. No image available
    • SP-153: Wissoe II. 67 gross ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Wissoe II, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-154: Lady Anne. 27 gross ton motor boat, 1914. Also named Danna. USN: Lady Anne, 1917-1920. No image available
    • SP-155: Me-Too. 50-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Me-Too, 1917-1919
    • SP-156: Winchester. 399 gross ton steam yacht, 1916. USN: Winchester, 1917-1921
    • SP-157: Remlik. 432 gross ton steam yacht, 1903. Also named Candace. USN: Remlik, 1917-1920
    • SP-158: Wadena. 250 gross ton steam yacht, 1891. USN: Wadena, 1918-1920
    • SP-159: Corsair. 1600-ton steam yacht, 1899. USN: Corsair, 1917-1919. Was also USS Oceanographer (AGS-3) in 1942-1944

    • SP-160: Wakiva. 853 gross ton steam yacht, 1907. Also named Wakiva II. USN: Wakiva, 1917-1918
    • SP-161: Narada. 505 gross ton steam yacht, 1889. Also named Semiramis and Margarita. USN: Narada, 1917-1919
    • SP-162: Christabel. 248 gross ton steam yacht, 1893. USN: Christabel, 1917-1919
    • SP-163: Vedette. 441 gross ton steam yacht, 1900. USN: Vedette, 1917-1919
    • SP-164: May. 652 gross ton steam yacht, 1891. USN: May, 1917-1919
    • SP-165: Wenonah. 290 gross ton steam yacht, 1915. USN: Wenonah, 1917-1929. Later PY-11
    • SP-166: Alcedo. 981 gross ton steam yacht, 1895. USN: Alcedo, 1917-1917
    • SP-167: Owera. 426 gross ton steam yacht, 1907. USN: Owera, 1917-1919
    • SP-169: Kanawha. 37 gross ton motor boat, 1909. No U.S. Navy service

    • SP-170: Sovereign. 173 gross ton steam yacht, 1911. USN: Sovereign, 1918-1919
    • SP-171: Quest. 60-foot motor boat, 1916. Also named Whippet. USN: Quest, 1917-1919
    • SP-173: Florence. 104 gross ton steam yacht, 1903. Also named Quickstep. USN: Florence, 1917-1919
    • SP-175: Emeline. 407 gross ton steam yacht, 1898. Also named Katoomba, Rivera and Katharine R.. USN: Emeline, 1917-1920
    • SP-177: Emerald. 198 gross ton steam yacht, 1916. USN: Emerald, 1917-1918
    • SP-179: Privateer. 108-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Privateer, 1917-1930. Later YP-179

    • SP-180: Sentinel. 64-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Sentinel, 1917-1919
    • SP-181: Helori. 92' 4" motor boat, 1911. USN: Helori (later redesignated YP-181), 1917-1925
    • SP-182: Arcturus. 90-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Arcturus and SP-182, 1917-1919
    • SP-183: Hiawatha. 89 gross ton steam yacht, 1914. Also named Donaire. USN: Hiawatha, 1917-1919
    • SP-184: Gladiola. 43 gross ton motor boat, 1911. USN: Gladiola, 1917-1919
    • SP-185: Clarinda. 76 gross ton motor yacht, 1913. USN: Clarinda, 1917-1931
    • SP-186: Aeolus. Motor boat, 1915. No U.S. Navy service. No image is available, or known to exist

    • SP-191: Hopestill. 83 gross ton motor yacht, 1916. USN: Hopestill, 1917-1919
    • SP-192: Sachem. 217 gross ton steam yacht, 1902. Also named Celt. USN: Sachem, 1917-1919
    • SP-193: Marguerite. 60-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Marguerite, 1917-1919
    • SP-194: Coronet. 90-foot motor boat, 1905. USN: Coronet, 1917-1919
    • SP-195: Wilrose II. 44 gross ton motor boat, 1908. Also named Tarpon. USN: Wilrose II, 1918-1920. No image available
    • SP-196: Edith M. III. 59-foot motor boat, 1909. USN: Edith M. III, 1917-1919
    • SP-197: Arroyo. 46.5-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Arroyo, 1917-1918
    • SP-198: Reposo II. 157 gross ton steam yacht, 1882. Also named Sophia, Empress, Onondaga and Turbese. USN: Reposo II, 1917-1919

    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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