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Patrol No. 8 (SP 56)


  • Built in 1916 by Murray and Tregurtha, South Boston, Massachusetts
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Patrol No. 8, 11 May 1917
  • Returned to her owner 18 February 1919
  • Registered in 1931 to William H. Vanderbilt of Portsmouth, RI as the yacht Arrow
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 40 t.
    1931 - 55 t.
  • Length 72'
    1931 - 71.4'
  • Beam 12' 9"
    1931 - 13'
  • Draft 5' 9"
    1931 - 6'
  • Speed 31 kts.
  • Complement 10
    1931 - Five
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two 410hp 12-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Patrol No. 8 69k Underway during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102122
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, USNRF11 May 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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