USS Tacony (SP-5)

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USS Tacony (SP-5)
USS Tacony during World War I
History
United States
Name: USS Tacony
Namesake: Tacony, a section of northeastern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Builder: Mathis Yacht Building Company, Camden, New Jersey
Completed: 1911
Acquired: 1917
Commissioned: 24 May 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 29 November 1918
Notes: Operated as private yacht Sybilla II 1911-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Displacement: 46 tons
Length: 82 ft 0 in (24.99 m)
Beam: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Draft: 4 ft 4 in (1.32 m)
Depth: 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 12.5 knots
Complement: 12
Armament:

The second USS Tacony (SP-5) was an armed yacht that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1918.

Tacony was built as the private wooden-hulled steam yacht Sybilla II in 1911 by the Mathis Yacht Building Company at Camden, New Jersey, for John F. Botz, III, of Essington, Pennsylvania. In 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her then-owner, Jacob S. Disston of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on a free lease for service in World War I and commissioned her as USS Tacony (SP-5) on 24 May 1917.

Tacony was assigned patrol duty in the 4th Naval District through the end of World War I.

On 29 November 1918, Tacony was returned to her owner.

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