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Photo #  NH 46641:  USS Margo off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1917-1918

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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-800 through SP-899


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-800 through SP-899, 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-800 through SP-899.

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-800 through SP-899:

    • SP-803: Itasca II. 85 gross ton motor boat, 1911. USN: Itasca II, 1918-1919
    • SP-809: Tango. 40 gross ton motor boat, 1914. No U.S. Navy service. No image available

    • SP-810: Itasca. 42-ton motor boat, 1908. USN: Itasca (renamed SP-810, 1918), 1917-1919
    • SP-812: Carola IV. 240 gross ton steam yacht, 1885. USN: Carola IV, 1917-1919
    • SP-813: Corona. 304 gross ton yacht, 1905. USN: Corona, 1917-1921

    • SP-822: Sister. 72-foot harbor steam boat, 1882. USN: Sister, 1917-1920
    • SP-823: Broadbill. 66-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Broadbill, 1918-1919

    • SP-830: Freelance. 132 gross ton steam yacht, 1895. USN: Freelance, 1917-1918. Also served as USS Free Lance in 1898-1899
    • SP-832: Susanne. 60-foot motor boat. No U.S. Navy service
    • SP-838: John L. Lawrence. 229 gross ton fishing vessel, 1877. USN: John L. Lawrence (renamed SP-838, 1918. Redesignated YT-38, 1920), 1917-1921. No image available
    • SP-839: Eugene F. Price. 168 gross ton fishing vessel, 1874. USN: Eugene F. Price, 1917-1920

    • SP-845: Barracuda. 60-foot motor boat, 1912. USN: Barracuda, 1917-1919
    • SP-846: Luce Bros. 141 gross ton fishing vessel, 1877. USN: Luce Bros, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-847: Menhaden. 100-foot fishing vessel, 1905. USN: Menhaden, 1917-1919

    • SP-852: Wissahickon. 74 gross ton yacht, 1899. Also named Valda. USN: Wissahickon (renamed SP-852, 1918), 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • SP-856: Arcadia. 55-foot motor boat, 1915. USN: Arcadia, 1918-1919, or possibly had no actual U.S. Navy service
    • SP-859: Atlantic. 129 gross ton tug, 1904. No U.S. Navy service

    • SP-861: James River. Motor boat. USN: James River, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-869: J. Reyner & Son. 64-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: J. Reyner & Son (also known as Reyner & Son), 1918-1920.

    • SP-870: Margo. 34-ton motor boat, 1913. USN: Margo, 1917-1918
    • SP-871: Tern. 17 gross ton motor boat, 1907. USN: Tern (renamed SP-871, 1918), 1917-1918
    • SP-874: Dolphin. 40-foot motor boat, 1911. Also named Ora Belle. USN: Dolphin, 1918-1918
    • SP-876: Lykens. 625 gross ton tug, 1899. USN: Lykens (redesignated AT-56, 1920), 1917-1934
    • SP-878: Jimetta. 32-ton motor boat, 1915. Also named Frances II. USN: Jimetta, 1917-1918
    • SP-879: Wild Cat. 36 gross ton fishing vessel, 1915. USN: Wild Cat, 1917-1919. No image available

    • SP-882: Weehawken 254. Barge. USN: Weehawken 254 (renamed YE-28, circa 1920), 1917(?)-1931. No image available

    • SP-891: Wild Goose II. Motor boat. USN: Wild Goose II (renamed SP-891, 1918), 1917-1919(?). No image available
    • SP-892: Marguerite II. Motor boat, 1917. USN: Marguerite II (renamed SP-892, 1918), 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-899: Courtenay P. 52-foot motor boat, circa 1916. USN: Courtney P. (renamed SP-899, 1918), 1917-1918

    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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    New ships added 31 January 2005