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Photo #  NH 45288:  USS Lynx II at Boston, Mass., circa 1918

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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-700 through SP-799


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-700 through SP-799, 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-700 through SP-799.

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-700 through SP-799:

    • SP-700: Lydonia. 497 gross ton steam yacht, 1912. USN: Lydonia, 1917-1919
    • SP-701: Dixie III. 54.1 foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Dixie III (renamed SP-701, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-702: Pomander. 43-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Pomander, 1917-1918
    • SP-703: Caprice. 45' 10" motor boat, 1914. USN: Caprice, 1917-1919
    • SP-704: Barbara. 15 gross ton motor boat, 1910. USN: Barbara, 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • SP-705: Lexington II. 27 gross ton motor boat, 1911. USN: Lexington II (renamed SP-705, 1918), 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-706: Nirvana. 40-foot motor boat, 1915. Also named Tarpon II. USN: Nirvana (renamed SP-706, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-707: Endion. 61 gross ton motor boat, 1898. USN: Endion, 1917-1921
    • SP-708: Elsie III. 52-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Elsie III, 1917-1919

    • SP-710: Sapphire. 98-foot steam yacht, 1900. USN: Sapphire, 1917-1918
    • SP-711: Kiowa. 35-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Kiowa (renamed SP-711, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-712: Rush. Motor boat. USN: Rush, 1917-1917. No image available
    • SP-713: Scarpe. Motor boat. USN: Scarpe, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-714: Galatea. 367 gross ton yacht, 1914. USN: Galatea, 1917-1921
    • SP-715: Katherine. 5 gross ton motor boat. USN: Katherine (renamed SP-715, 1918), 1917-1918. No image available

    • SP-721: Linta. 108-foot steam yacht, 1905. USN: Linta, 1917-1919
    • SP-723: Calumet. 153 gross ton steam yacht, 1903. USN: Calumet, 1917-1919
    • SP-724: Fearless. 121 gross ton fishing vessel, 1877. USN: Fearless, 1917-1921
    • SP-726: Orca. 85-foot steam yacht, 1901. Also named Monaloa. USN: Orca, 1917-1920
    • SP-727: Seven. Motor boat. USN: Seven, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-728: Onward II. 60-foot motor boat. USN: Onward II (renamed SP-728, 1918), 1917-1918
    • SP-729: Apache. 62' 4" motor boat, 1917. Also named Herreshoff # 311. USN: Apache (renamed SP-729, 1918), 1917-1919

    • SP-730: Lynx II. 58-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Lynx II (renamed SP-730, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-732: Letter B. 40-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Letter B, 1917-1919
    • SP-733: Doris B III. 48-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Doris B III, 1917-1918
    • SP-734: Lyndonia. 276 gross ton yacht, 1907. USN: Lyndonia (renamed Vega, 1918), 1917-1921
    • SP-735: Malay. 173-ton steam yacht, 1898. USN: Malay, 1917-1919
    • SP-736: Sadie Ross. 60.5-foot harbor tug, 1904. USN: Sadie Ross, 1917-1920
    • SP-737: Marold. 100-foot motor boat, 1914. USN: Marold, 1917-1919
    • SP-738: Ajax. 200-ton motor boat, 1917. USN: Rockport (briefly named Ajax when first commissioned), 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist

    • SP-740: See W. See. 26 gross ton motor boat, 1915. USN: See W. See, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-742: Green Dragon. 17 gross ton motor boat, 1901. USN: Green Dragon, 1917-1922
    • SP-743: Toxaway. 9 gross ton motor boat, 1917. USN: Toxaway, 1917-1918
    • SP-744: Vision. 45-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Vision (renamed SP-744, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-745: Express # 4. 46-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Express # 4, 1917-1919
    • SP-746: Virginia. 61' 6" motor boat, 1906. USN: Virginia (renamed SP-746, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-747: Estelle. Motor boat. USN: Estelle (renamed SP-747, 1918), 1917-1933. No image available
    • SP-748: Rumsonhill. Motor boat. No U.S. Navy service. No image available

    • SP-751: Albacore. 50' 8" motor boat, 1900. USN: Albacore, 1917-1919
    • SP-752: Arvilla. 46-foot motor boat. USN: Arvilla, 1917-1919
    • ID # 755: Fashion. Barge, 1915. USN: Fashion (later renamed Freight Lighter # 116), 1917-1922. No image available
    • SP-756: Normannia. 8 gross ton motor boat, 1912. USN: Normannia, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-757: Rosa. 19 gross ton motor boat, 1909. USN: Rosa, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-759: James H. Clark. 45 gross ton tug, 1900. USN: James H. Clark, 1917-1921. No image available

    • SP-765: Adelante. 142 gross ton tug (ex-yacht), 1883. Previously named Utowana and Oneida. USN: Adelante, 1918-1920

    • SP-771: Nahma. 2900-ton steam yacht, 1897. USN: Nahma, 1917-1919
    • SP-772: Comet. 107 gross ton fishing vessel, 1910. USN: Comet, 1918-1918
    • SP-773: Concord. 353 gross ton tug, 1898. USN: Concord (later renamed Mendota and Muscotah, and designated YT-33), 1917-1937
    • SP-776: Ellington. 61.5-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Ellington, 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist

    • SP-781: Sea Otter. 40-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Sea Otter, 1917-1920
    • SP-782: Shur. 78' 8" motor boat, 1906. Also named Tyche. USN: Shur, 1917-1919
    • SP-783: Hobo II. 24 gross ton motor boat, 1905. USN: Hobo II, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-784: Whistler. 50-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Whistler, 1917-1919
    • SP-786: Desire. 90-foot motor boat, 1913. USN: Desire, 1917-1919
    • SP-787: Marpessa. 17 gross ton motor boat, 1916. USN: Marpessa, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-789: Dixie. 93-foot motor boat, 1906. USN: Dixie (renamed SP-789, 1918), 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist

    • SP-790: Enterprise. 16 gross ton motor boat, 1917. USN: Enterprise, 1917-1919
    • SP-791: E. Benson Dennis. 100 gross ton fishing vessel, 1901. USN: E. Benson Dennis, 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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