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Viking II (S.P. 3314)


The Navy retained the name carried by this vessel at the time of her acquisition.


(S.P. 3314: tonnage 10 (gross register); length 42'0"; beam l0'0"; draft 6'0"; speed 5.1 knots; armament none)

The second Viking (formerly named Caesar), a wooden-hulled cabin motorboat built by the Navy in 1915 and then apparently sold into civilian ownership soon thereafter, was inspected by the Navy on 5 September 1918, assigned the identification number S.P. 3314, and acquired from a Mrs. E. S. Wood on 24 September 1918 for use as a section patrol boat.

While no deck logs for this vessel have been found, available records indicate that she operated in the Fifth Naval District, probably in a noncommissioned status. On 2 February 1919, the Secretary of the Navy authorized the Commandant of the Fifth Naval District to dispose of the boat as "junk."

Stricken from the Navy Register on 19 February 1919, Viking was sold the following day.

Updated, Robert J. Cressman

23 June 2022

Published: Thu Jun 23 23:10:28 EDT 2022