USS Joyance (SP-72)
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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|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Robert Jacobs, City Island, New York|
|Commissioned:||20 July 1917|
|Decommissioned:||6 May 1919|
|Fate:||Sold 5 August 1919|
|Notes:||In use as private yacht Cavalier and Joyance 1907-1917|
|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)|
|Armament:||1 x 3-pounder gun|
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" -- 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.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy Naval Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Joyance (Steam Yacht, 1907); Later USS Joyance (SP-72), 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Patrol Yacht Photo Archive: Joyance (SP 72)