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Photo #  NH 100228:  Motor boat Babette II underway in 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-400 through SP-499


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-400 through SP-499, 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-400 through SP-499.

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-400 through SP-499:

    • ID # 400: Walter Adams. 271 gross ton fishing vessel, 1890. USN: Walter Adams, 1918-1919
    • SP-402: Vidofner. 27 gross ton motor boat, 1906. USN: Vidofner, 1917-1917
    • SP-403: Helen Euphane. 178 gross ton fishing vessel, 1902. USN: Helen Euphane, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-406: Vigilant. 30 gross ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Vigilant (renamed SP-406, 1918), 1917-1918
    • SP-407: Speedway. 15 gross ton motor boat. USN: Speedway, 1917-1919
    • SP-408: Artmar III. 63-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Artmar III, 1917-1919
    • SP-409: Patrol # 2. 40-foot motor boat, circa 1915-1916. USN: Patrol # 2, 1917-1919

    • SP-411: Susanne. 40 gross ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Susanne (renamed SP-411, 1918), 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-413: Marija. Motor boat. USN: Marija, 1917-1922. No image available
    • SP-415: Kemah. 300 gross ton motor yacht, 1917. USN: Kemah, 1918-1920
    • SP-416: B.H.B. Hubbard. 400-ton fishing vessel, 1911. USN: B.H.B. Hubbard (also known as Hubbard), 1917-1919
    • SP-417: Eclipse. 84-foot auxiliary schooner, 1906. USN: Eclipse, 1917-1919
    • SP-418: Aramis. 375-ton motor yacht, 1916. USN: Aramis (later redesignated PY-7), 1917-1933

    • SP-423: Gretchen. 84 gross ton motor boat. USN: Gretchen, 1917-1917
    • SP-424: Nemes. 50-foot motor boat, 1909. USN: Nemes, 1917-1917
    • SP-425: Minerva. 80-foot motor boat, 1914. USN: Minerva, 1917-1919
    • SP-426: Sequoyah. 15 gross ton fishing boat, 1905. USN: Sequoyah (renamed SP-426, 1918), 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-427: Seneca. 157 gross ton steam yacht, 1888. USN: Seneca (renamed SP-427, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-428: Mystery. 71-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Mystery, 1917-1919
    • SP-429: W.T. James. 267 gross ton fishing vessel, 1912. USN: W.T. James (also known as James), 1917-1919

    • SP-430: Gypsum Queen. 361 gross ton tug, 1890. USN: Gypsum Queen, 1917-1919
    • SP-431: Venetia. 589 gross ton steam yacht, 1904. USN: Venetia, 1917-1919
    • SP-432: Oneida. 552 gross ton steam yacht, 1897. No U.S. Navy service
    • SP-436: Gaivota. 74 gross ton steam boat. USN: Gaivota, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-437: Greyhound. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Greyhound, 1917-1919
    • SP-438: Jesamine. 90' 3" motor boat, 1907. USN: Jesamine (renamed SP-438 in 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-439: Kanised. 100-foot motor boat, 1909. Also named Tuscanola and Nahemoka. USN: Kanised, 1917-1919

    • SP-444: Beaumere II. 62.5-foot motor boat, 1914. Also named Madge II. USN: Beaumere II, 1917-1919
    • SP-448: Wendy. 55-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Wendy, 1917-1918

    • SP-450: Weepoose. 60-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Weepoose, 1917-1920
    • SP-451: Audwin. 60-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Audwin, 1917-1919
    • SP-453: Ameera. 71¼-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Ameera, 1917-1920
    • SP-455: Anado. 70-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Anado, 1917-1919
    • ID # 458: Luckenbach Number 2. 273 gross ton tug, 1891. Originally named Edgar F. Luckenbach. USN: Cherokee, 1917-1918
    • SP-459: Genevieve. 95-ton fishing vessel, 1895. USN: Genevieve, 1918-1919

    • SP-460: Aurore II. 96-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Aurore II (renamed SP-460 in 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-462: Mary. 57' 6" motor boat, 1907 (or 1908). Also named Dida and (perhaps) Boston. No U.S. Navy service
    • SP-463: Yo Ho. 46' 4" motor boat, 1910. USN: Yo Ho, 1917-1919
    • SP-465: Blue Bird. 72-foot motor boat, 1911. Also named Houqua and (perhaps) Parthenia. USN: Blue Bird, 1917-1919
    • SP-467: Delaware. 242 gross ton fishing vessel, 1913. USN: Delaware (renamed SP-467, 1918. Later redesignated AT-53 and YT-111), 1917-1935
    • SP-469: Tangier. 7 gross ton motor boat. USN: Tangier, 1917-1918. No image available

    • SP-470: Saint Sebastian. 50-foot motor boat. USN: Saint Sebastian, 1917-1919
    • SP-471: Sylvia. 48' 6" motor boat. USN: Sylvia (renamed SP-471 in 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-479: Knickerbocker. 123 gross ton tug, 1873. USN: Knickerbocker, 1917-1919

    • SP-484: Babette II. 52-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Babette II, 1917-1919
    • SP-485: John B. Hinton. 309 gross ton fishing vessel, 1912. USN: John B. Hinton, 1917-1919(?)

    • SP-493: Winfield S. Cahill. 299 gross ton fishing vessel, 1912. Later named Eraclea. USN: Winfield S. Cahill, 1917-1919(?)
    • SP-495: Courier. 91.3-foot steam yacht,1897. No U.S. Navy service. No image is available, or known to exist
    • SP-498: Williams 18. 41 gross ton motor boat, 1907. Also named Grayling. USN: Williams 18 (renamed SP-498, 1918), 1917-1918. No image available

    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.

    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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