USS San Toy

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San Toy II

(SP-996: t. 35; 1. 70', b. 13'3"; dr. 4'6"; dph. 6'6";
s. 15 k.; cpl. 6)

San Toy II was built during 1910 by Kyle & Purdy City Island, N. Y., as the wooden private yacht, Columbine, and was enrolled on 30 October 1917 in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve under her second mercantile name, San Toy II, six months after the entry of the United States into World War I. She was delivered to the Navy on 3 November 1917 by her owner, Charles F. Gauthier, and placed in service the same day.

San Toy II, assigned to the 3d Naval District, operated initially as a tender to the receiving ship in New York Navy Yard. She subsequently served as a ferry connecting the navy yard and Ellis Island in New York harbor. San Toy II was struck from the Navy list on 20 February 1919 and ordered returned to her owner on 23 April 1919. San Toy II remained on yacht registers into the 1930's.