Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 221218
Rig Steam Yacht

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 241.58
Width 35.42
Depth 17.25
Gross Tonnage 1255.00
Net Tonnage 653.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00239

Vessel History

History Designed by H.J. Gielow. Built at cost of $2,000,000. Acquired by U.S. Navy on January 21, 1942 and commissioned on May 11, 1942. Departed Ecorse, MI, on May 27, 1942 and arrived at Washington, DC, on June 16, 1942. Used as flagship for Chief-Naval Operation (Admiral Ernest J. King) at Washington, DC, for duration of war. Decommissioned on May 11, 1946 and turned over to U.S. Maritime Commission for disposal on June 10, 1946.Sold in July, 1966, to Roy a Swayze, of Fairfax, VA, for $86,000, as planned unit for travel club, with refitting to take place in Haitian shipyard. Had passed down, Port Colborne, on November 16, 1962, for New London, CT, where she was laid up for four years. Apparently travel club plans failed to materialize as vessel was sold to Sailors' International Union for use as training ship.
As DELPHINE: Burned and sank in Hudson River, in 1926. After four months on the bottom, was raised and rebuilt at cost of $750,000.
Sank in 1940 off Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron. Raised and rebuilt.
Disposition Under Virgin Islands registry. Belgian owner plans to restore vessel to original condition, 1998.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built River Rouge, MI
Date Built 1921-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
PG-61 (USS DAUNTLESS)1942-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Anna Thomson Dodge1921-00-001927-00-00U.S.221218
Anna Dodge Dillman1927-00-001942-00-00U.S.221218
U.S. Navy1942-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
Anna Dodge Dillman1946-00-001950-00-00U.S.221218
Horace E. Dodge1950-00-001966-00-00U.S.221218
Anna Thomson Dodge1966-00-001968-00-00U.S.221218
Lundeburg (MD) Seamanship School1968-00-001972-00-00U.S.221218