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Nautilus II (S. P. 559)


(SP-559: t. 23; l. 606'; b. 11'6"; dr. 3'1"; s. 18 k; cpl. 8)

A former name retained.

Nautilus II, a motor boat, was built by Kyle & Purday Shipyard, City Island, N.Y., in 1917; acquired by the Navy under free lease from her owner, E. Dickenson, 17 August 1917; enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve; and commissioned 9 October 1917, Boatswain J. C. Welply, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 3rd Naval District, Nautilus Il served throughout World War I as a section and shore patrol boat out of New York City. After the Armistice, she decommissioned 14 February 1919 and was returned to her owner the same day.

Published: Wed Feb 10 12:29:51 EST 2016