USS Sea Gull (SP-544)

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Name: USS Sea Gull
Builder: Greenport Yacht & Basin Company, Long Island, New York
Launched: 1902, as Heather
Acquired: 1 June 1917, renamed Sea Gull
Commissioned: 1 June 1917
Decommissioned: 27 November 1918
Struck: 2 June 1919
Fate: Returned to owner
General characteristics
Type: Wooden yacht
Displacement: 20 long tons (20 t)
Length: 58 ft 6 in (17.83 m)
Beam: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Draft: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Speed: 9.5 knots (17.6 km/h; 10.9 mph)
Armament: 1 × 1-pounder gun
1 × .30 caliber machine-gun

The third USS Sea Gull (SP-544) was a wooden yacht in the United States Navy.

Sea Gull was built during 1902 as Heather by the Greenport Yacht & Basin Co., Long Island, New York, was enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve on 1 June 1917 following the entry of the United States into World War I; and commissioned shortly afterward, Ensign Cheston M. Bryant in command.

World War I operations

Sea Gull patrolled the waters of the 4th Naval District during her World War I service. Based at Essington, Pennsylvania, she cruised off the Essington Shipbuilding Co. yard and its environs until the war's end.

Decommissioned at Atlantic City, New Jersey, on 27 November 1918, she was ordered returned to her owner on 2 June 1919 and struck from the Navy List.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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