(SP-134: t. 390; 1. 186'; b. 27', dr. 13'; B. 12 k.; cpl.
Sultana (SP-134) was built in 1889 by Henderson and Robbins at Erie Basin, N. Y. On 4 May 1917, Mrs. E. H. Harriman of New York City loaned the steam yacht to the United States Navy under a free lease; and she was commissioned on 27 May 1917, Lt. E. G. Allen in command.
Sultana was fitted out at the New York Navy Yard, and she joined a special patrol force at Tompkinsville, N.Y., on 6 June. The force sailed for France on 9 June. On 4 July, she rescued 45 survivors of the American merchantman, Orleans which has been torpedoed the day before; and she landed them at Brest, France, that evening. From 4 July 1917 to 5 December 1918, Sultana was attached to the United States Patrol Squadron based at Brest. During that period the ship performed escort and patrol duty. After the fighting ended, she headed for home on 5 December; proceeded via the Azores and Bermuda; and arrived at New York on 28 December 1918.