USS Joyance (SP-72)

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Steam yacht Joyance displays her torpedo boat-like appearance. She later served in the U.S. Navy as USS Joyance (SP-72).
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Name: USS Joyance
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Robert Jacobs, City Island, New York
Completed: 1907
Acquired: May 1917
Commissioned: 20 July 1917
Decommissioned: 6 May 1919
Fate: Sold 5 August 1919
Notes: In use as private yacht Cavalier and Joyance 1907-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 119 gross tons
Length: 134 ft 8 in (41.05 m)
Beam: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Draft: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 14 knots
Armament: 1 x 3-pounder gun

USS Joyance (SP-72) was an armed yacht that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1919.

Joyance was built as the private steam yacht Cavalier in 1907 by Robert Jacobs at City Island, New York. By the time the U.S. Navy inspected her for possible World War I service -- describing her as being of "light construction"[1] -- she had been renamed Joyance. The Navy acquired her in May 1917 and commissioned her on 20 July 1917 as USS Joyance (SP-72) with Boatswain Martin Grady, USNRF, in command.

Joyance was assigned to the 3rd Naval District as a harbor patrol boat, and operated in New York Harbor and Long Island Sound during World War I.

Joyance was decommissioned on 6 May 1919 and sold to Reinhard Hall at Brooklyn, New York, on 5 August 1919.