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Photo # NH 101795:  USS Hyac hauled out, Nov. 1917

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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-200 through SP-299


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-200 through SP-299, 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-200 through SP-299.

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-200 through SP-299:

    • SP-200: Karibou. 25-ton motor boat, 1913. Also named Lebanon. USN: Karibou, 1917-1919
    • SP-201: Wemootah. 70-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Wemootah, 1917-1919
    • SP-202: Minnemac II. 78-foot motor boat, 1914. USN: Minnemac II, 1917-1919
    • SP-203: Kehtoh. 185 gross ton steam yacht, 1906. No U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • SP-204: Nirvana II. 4-ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Nirvana II, 1917-1918
    • SP-206: Alacrity. 101 gross ton motor yacht, 1910. USN: Alacrity, 1917-1919
    • SP-207: Volunteer. 14 gross ton water boat, 1906. Probably no U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • SP-208: Abalone. 60-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Abalone, 1917-1918
    • SP-209: Wacouta. 804 gross ton steam yacht, 1894. Also named Eleanor. USN: Harvard, 1917-1919

    • SP-210: Helenita. 304 gross ton steam yacht, 1902. USN: Helenita, 1917-1919
    • SP-211: Rambler. 288 gross ton steam yacht, 1900. USN: Rambler, 1917-1919
    • SP-212: Lady Mary. 63 gross ton motor boat, 1905. Also named Glenda. USN: Lady Mary, 1917-1918
    • SP-214: Edithia. 98'8" motor boat, 1909. Also named Alfredine IV. USN: Edithia (redesignated YP-214 in 1920), 1917-1933
    • SP-216: Hyac. 48 gross ton motor boat, 1915. USN: Hyac, 1917-1918
    • SP-218: Althea. 60-foot motor boat, 1907. USN: Althea, 1917-1920
    • SP-219: Killarney. 64' 10" motor boat, 1910. USN: Killarney, 1917-1919

    • SP-220: Katherine K. 14 gross ton harbor tug, 1894. USN: Katherine K, 1917-1919
    • SP-221: Whirlwind. 59 gross ton motor yacht, 1909. USN: Whirlwind, 1917-1919
    • SP-223: Sea Gull. 83-foot motor boat, 1910. Also named Tonis. USN: Sea Gull and SP-223, 1917-1920
    • SP-225: Sabalo. 204 gross ton motor yacht, 1916. USN: Sabalo, 1917-1919
    • SP-229: Pirate. 42-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Pirate, 1917-1918

    • SP-231: Dicky. 46-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Dicky, 1917-1919
    • SP-232: Cleo. 50-foot motor boat, 1908. USN: Cleo, 1917-1918
    • SP-235: Zoraya. 129 gross ton steam yacht, 1901. USN: Zoraya, 1917-1919
    • SP-237: Ranger. 219 gross ton steam yacht, 1910. USN: Ranger and SP-237, 1917-1931
    • SP-238: Wacondah. 190 gross ton steam yacht, 1901. Originally named Revolution. Later named Intercolonial. USN: Wacondah, 1917-1920

    • SP-242: Lannai. Motor boat. USN: Lannai, 1917-1917 (probably no active Navy service). No image available
    • SP-245: Josephine H II. 36 gross ton motor boat, 1912. USN: Josephine H II and SP-245, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-246: Niagara. 46 gross ton motor boat, 1913. USN: Niagara and SP-246, 1917-1919.
    • SP-247: Fulton. 229 gross ton harbor tug, 1909. USN: Fulton and SP-247, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-248: Adroit. 147-ton steam yacht, 1907. Originally named Winchester. USN: Adroit, 1917-1918
    • SP-249: California. 299-ton steam yacht, 1903. Originally named Hauloi. USN: California and Hauloi, 1917-1920

    • SP-250: Wiwoka. 62-foot motor boat, 1912. Also named Idylease III. USN: Wiwoka, 1917-1919
    • SP-251: Sunbeam III. 52-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Sunbeam III, 1917-1918
    • SP-252: Hobcaw. 52' 6" motor boat, 1907. USN: Hobcaw, 1917-1918
    • SP-256: Chipper. 69-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Chipper and SP-256, 1917-1918
    • SP-259: Wistaria. 52-foot motor boat. USN: Wistaria, 1917-1917. Did not actually enter Navy service

    • SP-260: Olympic. 28-ton motor boat, 1914. USN: Olympic, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-262: Manito II. 23-ton motor boat, 1912. USN: Manito II, 1917-1920
    • SP-263: Niagara. 50-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Niagara and SP-263, 1917-1919
    • SP-265: Pocomoke. 139 gross ton mehaden fishing vessel, 1902. USN: Pocomoke (later redesignated YT-43), 1917-1922
    • SP-266: Newark. 231 gross ton harbor tug, 1913. USN: Newark, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-267: Socony 2. 157 gross ton harbor tug, 1898. USN: Socony 2, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-268: Almax II. 56¾-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Almax II, 1917-1919
    • SP-269: Tillamook. 58-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Tillamook and SP-269, 1917-1919

    • SP-270: Amalia IV. 40 gross ton motor boat, 1908. Also named Idalis. USN: Idalis, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-272: Caliph. 60-foot motor boat, 1910. USN: Caliph, 1917-1918
    • SP-274: Virginia. 98-foot motor boat, 1910. Also named Paula. USN: Virginia and SP-274, 1917-1920
    • SP-277: Najelda. 52 gross ton motor boat, 1907. USN: Najelda, 1917-1919
    • SP-279: Merito. Motor boat. USN: Merito, 1917-1917. No image available

    • SP-281: Quicksilver. 20 gross ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Quicksilver, 1917-1919
    • SP-284: Ellen. 67' 10" motor boat, 1911. USN: Ellen, 1917-1919
    • SP-289: Grayling. 16 gross ton motor boat, 1909. USN: Grayling, 1917-1919

    • SP-291: Mary Pope. 52-foot motor boat, 1915. Previously named Manitee and Madge. USN: Mary Pope, 1917-1919
    • SP-292: Glendoveer. 33 gross ton motor boat, 1907. USN: Glendoveer, 1917-1919
    • SP-296: Edith II. 50-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Edith II and SP-296, 1917-1919
    • SP-298: Navajo III. 67-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Navajo III and SP-298, 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.


    To the best of our knowledge, the pictures provided in the "Online Library of Selected Images" are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

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