USS Orca

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Orca
(SP-726; t. 37; 1. 85'; b. 11'8"; dr. 4'3"; s. 12.5 k.; cpl. 15; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

Orca, a steam yacht built by George Lawley .£ Sons Corp., Neponset, Mass., commissioned in the Navy 8 May 1917 Boatswain F. D. Grassie in command, and was formally purchased by the government from S. W. Colten, Bryn Marwr Pa. 17 May 1917.

Operating in the 1st Naval District, headquarters at Boston during World War I Orca patrolled in and around Boston throughout her Naomi career, moored to Fishe Wharf, Boston from October to December 1918. In December, she steamed to Quincy, scheduled for decommissioning the 30th.

After decommissioning, Orca was struck from the Navy Register and ordered sold 18 August 1919. She was sold to Frazer Brace &: Co., New York City 2 February 1920.

Orca (SS-34), name changed to K-3 (q.v.) on 17 November

Orca (SS-381), name changed to Ojanco on 5 September 1942 and subsequently to Sand Lance (q.v.) on 24 September 1942.