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Patrol #6 (SP 54)

Motor Boat: Built in 1916 as Bonita by George Lawley and Son, Neponset, MA; Acquired by the Navy, 16 June 1917; Commissioned USS Patrol #6 (SP 54), 29 June 1917; Decommissioned, (date unknown); Struck from the Naval Register, 7 November 1919; Sold, 19 March 1921. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 34 t.; Length 63'; Beam 12'; Draft 3' 6"; Speed 32 kts.; Complement nine; Armament
two 1-pounders.

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Patrol #6 74k Photographed in port, during World War I.
USN Photo NH 102121
Naval Historical Center
Patrol #10 97k In port during World War I. The superstructure of USS Patrol No. 6 (SP-54) is visible in the left background. The boat at far right, with numbers on her bow, is USS Daiquiri (SP-1285).
USN Photo NH 102123
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Patrol #6, ex-Bonita, a motor boat built by Geo. Lawley & Son Neponset, Mass. in 1916, was purchased by the Navy from Herman Oelrichs, Newport, R.I. 16 June 1917 and commissioned 29 June 1917.

Patrol #6 operated out of the 2d Naval District, headquartered at Newport, during World War I. After decommissioning, she was struck from the Navy List 7 November 1919 and sold to George A. Crowley, New York City 19 March 1921.

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