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Arcturus I (Yacht)

(Yacht: t. 78; l. 90'; b. 16'6"; dr. 4'9"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 16; a. 1 3-pdr., 2 mg.)

The principal star of the northern constellation Bootes with a magnitude of .2 and located 36 light years distant from the Earth.


Arcturus (SP-182), a wooden-hulled yacht built in 1911 by the Gas Engine & Power Co. and the Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, N.Y., was purchased by the Navy from Martin L. Quinn of New York City on 25 May 1917; and placed in commission on 18 August 1917.

For her whole career, Arcturus was assigned to the section patrol duty in the 3d Naval District. She was decommissioned on 7 May 1919 and sold on 4 October 1919 to Reinhard Hall, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Published: Wed Jan 20 09:06:39 EST 2016