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2011.8.1062
Title 2011.8.1062
Date 1917-18
Type photo
Creator unknown
Source United States Naval Historical Center
Location Port Jefferson
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AccessNum 2011.8.1062
Description During World War I, at Port Jefferson’s Bayles Shipyard, the auxiliary yacht XARIFA was converted into a fighting ship. Manned by members of the Naval Coast Defense Reserve, the former luxury vessel joined the Scout Patrol (SP-581), defending the waters off New York Harbor from enemy attack.
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