USS Onward II SP-311

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Onward II SP-311

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Onward II
(SP-311: t. 157; 1. 140', b. 17'5"; dr. 6'10"; s. 13.8 k.; cpl. 43; a. 2 6-pdrs., 2 mg.)

The second Onward, a yacht built in 1908 by Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury, Morris Heights, N. Y. as Galatea and later re-named Ungava, was purchased by the Navy as Onward from Sylvester W. Labrot 1 August 1917 and commissioned 22 September 1917 at Norfolk, Lt. H. L. Stone in command.

Basing her operations at Norfolk, Onward patrolled between Cape Henry and Cape Charles during World War I, assuming boarding duty in April 1918, speaking to commercial vessels prior to their entering Chesapeake Bay. Onward was transferred to the Coast 1k Geodetic Survey 18 April 1919.