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Photo # NH 102180:  USS San Toy II underway, circa summer 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-900 through SP-999


This page covers World War I era acquired vessels numbered in the "SP" and "ID" series from SP-900 through SP-999, 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-900 through SP-999.

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-900 through SP-999:

    • SP-907: Yard No. 210. Motor boat, 1917. USN: Yard No. 210, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-908: Yank. Motor boat, 1917. Also named Yard No. 212. USN: Yank, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-909: Eaglet. 85-foot motor boat, 1911. USN: Eaglet, 1917-1922. Designated YP-909 in 1920

    • SP-912: Dorothea II. 75.6-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: SP-912, 1917-1919
    • SP-913: Josephine. 60-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Josephine (renamed SP-913, 1918), 1917-1918
    • SP-915: Shirin. 59 gross ton motor boat, 1896. USN: Shirin, 1917-1921
    • SP-919: Gracie S. 91 gross ton auxiliary schooner, 1893. No U.S. Navy service. No image available

    • SP-921: Little Brothers. 38 gross ton fishing vessel, 1910. USN: Little Brothers, 1917-1919. No image available
    • SP-923: Wanderlust. 83-foot motor boat, 1907. Also named Faalua. USN: Wanderlust, 1917-1919
    • SP-928: Osprey II. 80-foot motor boat. USN: Osprey II, 1917-1918

    • SP-930: Maysie. 92-foot motor boat, 1899. Also named Verano and Laurena. USN: Maysie, 1918-1918
    • SP-933: Teaser. 60-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Teaser, 1917-1918
    • SP-938: Corinthia. 85-foot motor boat, 1909. USN: Corinthia, 1917-1918

    • SP-946: Augusta. 93-ton motor yacht, 1912. USN: Augusta, 1917-1918
    • SP-947: High Ball. Motor boat, 1910. USN: High Ball, 1917-1919

    • SP-951: Utowana. 414 gross ton fishing vessel (ex-yacht), 1891. Later possibly renamed Victorine. USN: Utowana, 1918-1920
    • SP-952: Itty E. 25-foot motor boat, 1916. USN: Itty E, 1917-1920
    • SP-953: Tide. 303 gross ton fishing vessel, 1916. No U.S. Navy service
    • SP-957: Ojen. Motor boat. USN: Ojen, 1917-1918. No image available

    • SP-960: Terrier. 40-foot motor boat, circa 1917. USN: Terrier, 1917-1919
    • SP-961: Wasp. 36 gross ton steam boat, 1903. Also named Nanita. No U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • SP-962: Lady Thorne. Motor boat, 1908. USN: Lady Thorne, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-963: Bagheera. 30 gross ton motor boat, 1907. USN: Bagheera, 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • SP-964: Edwin L. Pilsbury. 83 gross ton harbor tug, 1906. Probably no USN service
    • SP-965: Elfin. 50' 8" motor boat, 1911. USN: Elfin, 1917-1918
    • SP-966: Hebe. 19 gross ton motor boat, 1912. USN: Hebe, 1917-1918. No image available
    • SP-967: Admiral. 123 gross ton steam yacht, 1892. Originally named Red Cross. USN: Admiral, 1917-1920
    • SP-969: Opeechee. Motor boat, 1911. USN: Opeechee, 1917(?)-1918. No image available

    • SP-972: Elizabeth. 53' 1" motor boat, 1916. USN: Elizabeth, 1917-1919
    • SP-973: Dispatch. 56' 7" motor boat, 1916. No U.S. Navy service
    • SP-978: Davis K. Philips. 116 gross ton fishing vessel, 1877. USN: Davis K. Philips, 1917-1919
    • SP-979: Verdi. 75-foot motor boat, 1909. USN: Verdi, 1917-1918

    • SP-980: B.F. Macomber. 180 gross ton fishing vessel, 1913. USN: B.F. Macomber, 1917-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • SP-982: Luckenbach No. 5. 269 gross ton harbor tug, 1903. USN: Penobscot (later redesignated YT-42 and YTB-42), 1917-1947

    • SP-996: San Toy II. 70-foot motor boat, 1907. Originally named Columbine. USN: San Toy II, 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.

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


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