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USS Wakiva (SP-160), 1917-1918.

Return to Naval Historical Center home page. Return to Online Library listing   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE — WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060  Online Library of Selected Images: – U.S. NAVY … Continue reading

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Return to DANFS IndexReturn to Naval Historical Center homepage DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE — WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060 Wakiva II   (Yacht: t. 853 (gross) ; l. 239’6″; b. 30’6″; … Continue reading

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Harry S. Harkness, a son of the late L.V. Harkness of the Standard Oil Company, has filed a suit in the United States Court of Claims,

H.S.HARKNESS SUES NATION FOR YACHT; Questions Appraised Valuation of the Wakiva II., Which Was Taken for Patrol Service. ASKS COURT FOR $401,250 Demands Judgment, with Interest, and Says Price of $265,000 Fixed by President Is Unsatisfactory.

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Harkness Yachting

Wakiva (II) (American Steam Yacht, 1907) Photographed prior to World War I. Built by Ramsey & Ferguson of Leith, Scotland, in 1907, this yacht was acquired by the Navy from her owner, H.S. Harkness of New York City, on 20 … Continue reading

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