USS Sea Otter II was a ship of the United States Navy during World War II. Launched on 23 August 1941 by the Levingston Shipbuilding in Orange, Texas., sponsored by Mrs. Eads Johnson, wife of the designer, she was acquired by the US Navy on 26 September 1941 and placed in service on 26 October 1941.
|Name:||USS Sea Otter II|
|Builder:||Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, Texas|
|Launched:||23 August 1941|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Eads Johnson|
|Acquired:||26 September 1941|
|Commissioned:||26 October 1941|
|Decommissioned:||28 May 1942|
|Struck:||8 May 1946|
|Fate:||Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 26 June 1942|
|Displacement:||1,941 long tons (1,972 t)|
|Length:||254 ft (77 m)|
|Beam:||38 ft (12 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft 2 in (3.10 m)|
Constructed during the height of enemy submarine attacks along the Atlantic coast, Sea Otter II was designed to allow torpedoes to pass beneath her shallow draft. The draft, however, proved to be almost twice the amount expected, and her 16 unmuffled gasoline engines would be noisy enough to alert any submarine in the area.
Consequently, Sea Otter II, like her predecessor, the 80-foot shallow draft Sea Otter I (IX-51), was destined for little use. She remained at Charleston until being placed out of service on 28 May 1942. On 26 June, she was transferred to the War Shipping Administration, subsequently transferred to Cargoes Incorporated, and struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946.
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USS Sea Otter (SP-781), a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1919
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USS Sea Otter may refer to various United States Navy ships:
USS Sea Otter (SP-781), a patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919
USS Sea Otter I (IX-51), an experimental auxiliary ship in commission from July to November 1941
USS Sea Otter II (IX-53), an experimental auxiliary ship in commission from 1941 to 1942