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USS Clarinda (SP-185)
Yacht Clarinda
Clarinda as a civilian yacht, probably shortly after her 1913 completion.
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Name: USS Clarinda
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Matthews Boat Company, Port Clinton, Ohio[1]
Completed: 1913
Acquired: 5 July 1917
Commissioned: 21 November 1917
Decommissioned: 26 December 1930
Reclassified: From section patrol craft (SP-185) to district patrol craft (YP-185) in 1920[2]
Fate: Sold 1 June 1931
Notes: Operated as civilian motor yacht Clarinda 1913-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 76 gross tons
Length: 98 ft (30 m)
Beam: 17 ft 2 in (5.23 m)
Draft: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Propulsion: Internal combustion engine, two shafts
Speed: 14 knots
Armament: 1 x 3-pounder guns
1 x depth charge projector

USS Clarinda (SP-185), later YP-185, was an armed yacht that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1930.

Clarinda was built in 1913 by the Matthews Boat Company at Port Clinton, Ohio,[3] as a civilian twin-screw motor yacht of the same name. The U.S. Navy purchased her on 5 July 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned as USS Clarinda (SP-185) on 21 November 1917.

Assigned to the 6th Naval District, Clarinda was based at Charleston, South Carolina, for patrol and pilot duty for the duration of World War I. Retained in the Navy after the war, she continued service as a patrol vessel in the 6th Naval District until the end of 1930. Her classification was changed from section patrol craft (SP-185) to district patrol craft (YP-185) in 1920.[4]

Clarinda was decommissioned at the Charleston Navy Yard at Charleston on 26 December 1930 and sold on 1 June 1931.

NotesEdit

  1. Per the Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images (at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-civil/civsh-c/clarinda.htm). The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c9/clarinda.htm) and NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/170185.htm) both claim that she was built by the "Matthew Boat Company" at Detroit, Michigan, but the Online Library of Selected Images includes an image of an advertising card for the yacht which clearly states that the builder was the Matthews Boat Company of Port Clinton.
  2. Although no source explicitly states this, the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c9/clarinda.htm) enigmatically refers to Clarinda as "YP-185". Other section patrol (SP) craft still in service in 1920 were redesignated as district patrol craft (YP), and it is almost certain that this happened to Clarinda as well.
  3. Per the Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images (at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-civil/civsh-c/clarinda.htm). The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c9/clarinda.htm) and NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/170185.htm) both claim that she was built by the "Matthew Boat Company" at Detroit, Michigan, but the Online Library of Selected Images includes an image of an advertising card for the yacht which clearly states that the builder was the Matthews Boat Company of Port Clinton.
  4. Although no source explicitly states this, the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c9/clarinda.htm) enigmatically refers to Clarinda as "YP-185". Other section patrol (SP) craft still in service in 1920 were redesignated as district patrol craft (YP), and it is almost certain that this happened to Clarinda as well.

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