USS Reposo II (SP-198)
|Name:||USS Reposo II|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Refit:||Rebuilt and enlarged in 1902 by Greenpoint Construction Company, Greenpoint, New York|
|Acquired:||7 April 1917|
|Commissioned:||ca. 21 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||24 December 1918|
|Fate:||Sold 8 August 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian yacht Sophia and Empress 1882-1902 and Onondaga, Turbese, and Reposo II 1902-1917|
|Length:||140 ft (43 m)|
|Beam:||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft (2.4 m)|
|Depth of hold:||9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)|
Reposo II was built as the civilian steam yacht Sophia in 1882. She later was renamed Empress. In 1902 she was rebuilt and enlarged by the Greenpoint Construction Company at Greenpoint on Long Island, New York, and renamed Onandaga. She later was renamed Turbese and then Reposo II.
The U.S. Navy acquired Reposo II on 7 April 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned as USS Reposo II (SP-198) sometime around 21 May 1917 with Lieutenant W. S. Harris in command.
From May to December 1918, Reposo II remained at anchor at the Charleston Navy Yard in Charleston, South Carolina. She was decommissioned there on 24 December 1918 and was sold on 8 August 1919 to John Pelly of Brooklyn, New York.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy: Navy History and Heritage Command: Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Reposo II (SP-198), 1917-1919. Previously the steam yacht Sophia, Empress, Onondaga, Turbese and Reposo II
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Reposo II (SP 198)