USS Sea Otter I (IX-51)

USS Sea Otter I (IX-51) was a vessel of the United States Navy prior to World War II. The ship was built by Jacobson's Shipyard, Oyster Bay, New York and launched on 24 May 1941. Prior to her completion, Sea Otter I had been offered to the Navy for use as a district craft for experimental purposes by her owner, Mr. Roland L. Redmond, of New York City.

History
Name: USS Sea Otter I
Builder: Jacobson's Shipyard, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
Launched: 24 May 1941
Acquired: 29 May 1941
Commissioned: 9 July 1941
Decommissioned: 6 November 1941
Struck: 24 June 1942
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Displacement: 100 long tons (102 t)
Length: 80 ft (24 m)
Beam: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
Draft: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)

Service history

Acquired by the US Navy on 29 May 1941, she was placed in service on 9 July 1941. Sea Otter I operated in waters of the 3rd Naval District. She was placed out of service on 6 November 1941 and struck from the Navy List on 24 June 1942. Sea Otter's provision unit was shipped to the Naval Engineering Experimental Station in Annapolis, Maryland, and her hull was scrapped.

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List of auxiliaries of the United States Navy

This is a list of auxiliaries of the United States Navy. It covers the various types of ships that support the frontline combat vessels of the United States Navy.

See also:

United States Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

United States Naval Auxiliary Air Station

Auxiliary cruisers which are, despite their name, a type of warship (cruisers), not auxiliaries.

Military Sealift Command

Sea otter (disambiguation)

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal:

The European otter (Lutra lutra) is sometimes called "sea otter" when seen living on sea coasts.Sea otter may also refer to:

Sea Otter Classic, a bicycling sports festival in Monterey, California, in the United States

Sea Otter Cove, a remote place near the north-western end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada

Sea Otter Rocks, rocks of the Commander Islands in the Bering Sea

Supermarine Sea Otter, a British flying boat of the late 1930s and 1940s

USS Sea Otter (SP-781), a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1919

USS Sea Otter I (IX-51), a United States Navy experimental auxiliary ship in commission from July to November 1941

USS Sea Otter II (IX-53), a United States Navy experimental auxiliary ship in commission from 1941 to 1942

USS Sea Otter

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

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