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Mauna Loa

A former name retained. The second Mauna Loa is named for a 13,680-foot volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, island of Hawaii.


(SP-28: t. 18 (gr,) ; 1. 56'; b. 9'6"; dr. 2'9"; s. 20 k.; cpl. 7; a. ling.)

The first Mauna Loa, a motor yacht, was built by George Lawley & Sons, Noponset, 'Mass., in 1916; acquired by the Navy under free-lease contract from A. C. James 10 May 1917; and commissioned the next day.

Mauna Loa was called in for special duty during World War 1, operating off the Ist Naval District until the Armistice. She decommissioned 5 December and was returned to her owner the same day.