|USS Orca (SP-726)|
Private yacht Orca prior to her 1917-1918 U.S. Navy service as USS Orca (SP-726).
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||The orca or killer whale (previous name retained)|
|Builder:||George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts|
|Acquired:||17 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||8 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||30 December 1918|
|Struck:||18 August 1919|
|Fate:||Sold 2 February 1920|
|Notes:||Operated as private yacht Monaloa and Orca 1901-1917|
|Length:||85 ft 0 in (25.91 m)|
|Beam:||11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft 3 in (1.30 m)|
1 x 1-pounder gun|
1 x machine gun
Operating in the 1st Naval District, headquartered at Boston, Massachusetts, during World War I, Orca patrolled in and around Boston throughout her naval career.
She was moored to Fishe Wharf, Boston, from October to December 1918. In December, she steamed to Quincy, Massachusetts, where she decommissioned on 30 December 1918.
- This article incorporates 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: Orca (American Steam Yacht, 1901). Previously named Monaloa. Served as USS Orca (SP-726) in 1917-1920
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