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Patrol No.10 (SP 85)

Motorboat: Built in 1917 as Hull No. 288 by the Greenpoint Basin and Construction Co., Greenpoint, Long Island, NY; Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Patrol No.10 (SP 85), 3 October 1917; Decommissioned after the war and sold 5 August 1921. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 13 t.; Length 60'; Beam 10'; Draft 2' 2"; Speed 23.5 kts.; Complement 11; Armament one 3-pounder and one machine gun; Propulsion two 215 to 225hp Van Blerck gasoline engines, two shafts.

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Patrol No.10 100k Underway, circa summer 1917.
Collection of Robert S. Waters. Donated by Mrs. Alice W. Thomas, 1972.
U.S. Navy photo NH 98346
Naval Historical Center
Patrol No.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).
U.S. Navy photo NH 102123
Naval Historical Center
Sea Otter 110k In port with many other Section Patrol craft, probably while awaiting disposal in 1919. USS Daiquiri (SP-1285) is in the right background. Second boat inboard of Sea Otter (SP 781) is Patrol
No. 10
U.S. Navy photo NH 102199
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Patrol No.10, ex-Hull No. 288, a motor boat built in 1917 by Greenport Basin & Construction Co., Greenport, L.I., N.Y. was acquired by the Navy 3 May 1917 and commissioned 3 October 1917.

Patrol No. 10 operated in the 3d Naval District, headquartered at New York, during World War I. She decommissioned and was sold 5 August 1921.

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