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Photo # NH 42546:  USS SP-582 (previously named Halcyon II), at Wakefield, Mass., circa 1918-19

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"SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft
numbered from SP-500 through SP-599


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-500 through SP-599, 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-500 through SP-599.

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-500 through SP-599:

    • SP-502: Tasco. 319 gross ton salvage ship, 1907. USN: Tasco, 1917-1919.
    • SP-503: Frances II. 16 gross ton motor boat. USN: Frances II, 1917-1918.
    • SP-504: Lowell. 367 gross ton tug, 1909. USN: Lowell, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-505: Sea Tag. 51-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Sea Tag, 1917-1919
    • SP-506: Raccoon. 16 gross ton motor boat, 1915. USN: Raccoon, 1917-1919.
    • SP-507: Machigonne. 140-foot steam yacht, 1909. USN: Machigonne (later renamed SP-507), 1917-1919
    • SP-508: Raazoo. 54-foot motor boat, 1916. Also named Boomerang II. USN: Raazoo, 1917-1919
    • SP-509: Henry P. Williams. 150-ton steam yacht, 1896. Also named Illawarra. USN: Oneida, 1898-1915; and Henry P. Williams (later renamed SP-509), 1917-1918

    • SP-510: Suzanne. 123 gross ton motor yacht, 1908. Also named Esperanga and Christine. USN: Suzanne, 1917-1918.
    • SP-511: Alert. 75-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Alert (later renamed SP-511), 1917-1918
    • SP-512: Guinevere. 499 gross ton steam yacht, 1908. USN: Guinevere, 1917-1918.
    • SP-516: Actus. 120-foot steam yacht, 1907. Also named Halawa. USN: Actus, 1917-1920
    • SP-517: Naushon. 135 gross ton yacht, 1895. Also named Norman and Oneonota. USN: Naushon, 1918-1920
    • SP-518: Surf. 398 gross ton steam yacht, 1898. No U.S. Navy service. No image is available, or known to exist
    • SP-519: Vergana. 126 gross ton steam yacht, 1897. USN: Vergana, 1917-1922.

    • SP-520: Lu-O-La. Motor boat, 1912. USN: Lu-O-La, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-521: Isabel. 930-ton yacht. USN: Isabel (later redesignated PY-10), 1917-1946.
    • SP-522: Charles Mann. 79 gross ton tug, 1903. USN: Charles Mann, 1917-1920
    • SP-523: Nightingale. 46-foot motor boat. USN: Nightingale, 1917-1919
    • SP-524: Margaret. 145-foot steam yacht, 1913. USN: Margaret (later renamed SP-524), 1917-1920.
    • SP-525: Chilhowee. 95 gross ton steam yacht, 1898. USN: Chilhowee, 1917-1919.
    • SP-527: Margaret. 245 gross ton yacht, 1899. Also named Eugenia and Marjorie. USN: Margaret, 1917-1921.
    • SP-529: Kestrel II. 93-ton motor yacht, 1912. USN: Kestrel II, 1917-1919

    • SP-530: Raymond J. Anderton. 290 gross ton fishing trawler, 1911. USN: Raymond J. Anderton, 1917-1919
    • SP-531: Margaret. 58 gross ton auxiliary schooner, 1903. Also named Savarona I. USN: Margaret (later renamed SP-531), 1917-1919.
    • SP-533: Paloma. 85-foot motor boat, 1914. USN: Paloma, 1917-1919
    • SP-534: Shark. 74-foot 4-inch motor boat, 1909. Also named Ildico IV. USN: Shark, 1917-1919
    • SP-535: Valiant. 19 gross ton auxiliary sailing vessel, 1896. USN: Valiant, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-536: Beluga. 73-foot motor boat, 1911. Also named Gaviota. USN: Beluga, 1917-1918
    • SP-537: Estella. Motor boat, 1912. USN: Estella, 1917-1920. No image available
    • SP-538: Content. 74-foot motor boat, 1912. Also named Dolph II (or Dolf II). USN: Content, 1917-1919.
    • SP-539: Euphemia. Motor boat, 1898. USN: Euphemia, 1917-1920.

    • SP-540: Bonita. 46-foot motor boat. USN: Bonita, 1917-1918.
    • SP-541: Admiral. 73-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Admiral, 1917-1919
    • SP-542: Etta M. Burns. 40 gross ton auxiliary schooner, 1902. USN: Etta M. Burns, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-543: Sialia. 552 gross ton steam yacht, 1914. USN: Sialia, 1917-1920
    • SP-544: Sea Gull. Motor boat. USN: Sea Gull (later renamed SP-544), 1917-1918.
    • SP-545: Idaho. 23-ton motor boat, 1907. USN: Idaho (later renamed SP-545), 1917-1918
    • SP-546: Petrel. Motor boat. USN: Petrel (later renamed SP-546 and Thrasher), 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-548: Wachusetts. 65 gross ton fishing vessel. Also named W.T.C.U.. USN: Wachusetts (later renamed SP-548), 1917-1919(?).
    • SP-549: Edorea. 104 gross ton motor yacht, 1909. Also named Monaloa. USN: Edorea, 1917-1918.

    • SP-550: Fli Hawk. 35 gross ton motor boat, 1912. USN: Fli Hawk, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-551: Shad. 43-foot motor boat, 1907. USN: Shad, 1917-1919
    • SP-552: Grayling. Motor boat. No U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • SP-556: Cozy. 50-foot motor boat. USN: Cozy, 1917-1918.
    • SP-559: Nautilus II. 66-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Nautilus II, 1917-1919

    • SP-560: Astrea. 35-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Astrea, 1917-1920
    • SP-561: Tamarack. 47 gross ton motor boat, 1915. USN: Tamarack, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-562: Wild Goose. Motor boat, 1913. USN: Wild Goose, 1917-1920. No image available
    • SP-563: Magnet. 76 gross ton motor boat, 1910. USN: Magnet, 1917-1920.
    • SP-566: Grosbeak. Motor boat, 1916. USN: Grosbeak, 1917-1920. No image available
    • SP-567: Mist. 59-foot steam launch, 1904. USN: Mist, 1917-1919
    • SP-568: John Sealy. 113 gross ton tug, 1910. USN: John Sealy, 1917-1917. No image available
    • SP-569: Empress. Barge, 1912. USN: Empress, 1917-1917.

    • SP-570: Agawam. 40-foot motor boat. USN: Agawam, 1917-1919. Renamed Natick, 1918
    • SP-571: Pocomoke. 28 gross ton freight boat. USN: Pocomoke, 1917-1918. Renamed SP-571, 1918. No image available
    • SP-572: Long Island. 167-ton steam trawler, 1912. USN: Long Island, 1917-1919
    • SP-573: East Hampton. 407 gross ton trawler, 1913. USN: East Hampton, 1917-1920
    • SP-575: Cythera. 603 gross ton yacht, 1907. Also named Agawa. USN: Cythera, 1917-1919. Was USS Cythera (PY-26) in 1942
    • SP-577: Arcady. 167-ton yacht, 1898. USN: Arcady, 1917-1919
    • SP-578: Enaj. 92 gross ton steam boat, 1909. USN: Enaj, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-579: Get There. 58' 1" motor boat, 1916. USN: Get There, 1917-1919

    • SP-580: Shada. 96-foot motor boat, 1908. USN: Shada, 1917-1919
    • SP-581: Xarifa. 378 gross ton sail and steam yacht, 1896. Also named Ophelie. USN: Xarifa, 1918-1919
    • SP-582: Halcyon. 161 gross ton steam yacht, 1907. Also named Halcyon II. USN: Halcyon II, 1917-1919. Renamed SP-582, 1918
    • SP-583: Vivace. 118-foot steam yacht. USN: Vivace, 1917-1919
    • SP-584: Dreadnought. 32-foot motor boat. USN: Dreadnought, 1917-1919. Renamed SP-584, 1918
    • SP-585: Helianthus. 37 gross ton motor boat, 1912. USN: Helianthus, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-586: Alpha. 56-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Alpha, 1917-1919
    • SP-587: Sayonara II. 74-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Sayonara II, 1917-1919
    • SP-588: Raeo. 73-foot motor boat, 1908. USN: Raeo, 1917-1919

    • SP-590: Aztec. 848 gross ton steam yacht, 1902. USN: Aztec, 1917-1919
    • SP-591: Miramar. 115 gross ton motor boat, 1910. USN: Miramar, 1917-1918
    • SP-592: Valeda. 19 gross ton motor boat, 1908. USN: Valeda, 1917-1920
    • SP-593: Artemis. 456 gross ton steam yacht, 1912. Also named Cristina. USN: Artemis, 1917-1919. Renamed Arcturus, 1918
    • SP-594: Kuwana II. Motor boat, 1911. USN: Kuwana II, 1917-1918
    • SP-596: Pete. 29-foot motor boat. USN: Pete, 1917-1918
    • SP-597: Rickwood. 70' 2" motor boat, 1910. Also named Ethel M. Ward. USN: Rickwood, 1917-1919
    • SP-598: Fearless. 15 gross ton motor boat, 1909. USN: Fearless, 1917-1918. Renamed SP-598, 1918
    • SP-599: Akbar. 72.5-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Akbar, 1917-1920

    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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