USS Sea Otter I (IX-51)

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For other ships with the same name, see USS Sea Otter.
Not to be confused with USS Sea Otter II (IX-53).
Name: USS Sea Otter I
Builder: Jacobson's Shipyard, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
Launched: 24 May 1941
Acquired: 29 May 1941
Commissioned: 9 July 1941
Decommissioned: 6 November 1941
Struck: 24 June 1942
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Displacement: 100 long tons (102 t)
Length: 80 ft (24 m)
Beam: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
Draft: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)

USS Sea Otter I (IX-51) was a vessel of the United States Navy prior to World War II. The ship was built by Jacobson's Shipyard, Oyster Bay, New York and launched on 24 May 1941. Prior to her completion, Sea Otter I had been offered to the Navy for use as a district craft for experimental purposes by her owner, Mr. Roland L. Redmond, of New York City.

Service history[edit]

Acquired by the US Navy on 29 May 1941, she was placed in service on 9 July 1941. Sea Otter I operated in waters of the 3rd Naval District. She was placed out of service on 6 November 1941 and struck from the Navy List on 24 June 1942. Sea Otter's provision unit was shipped to the Naval Engineering Experimental Station in Annapolis, Maryland, and her hull was scrapped.


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