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Patrol No.10 (SP 85)


  • Built in 1917 as Hull No. 288 by the Greenpoint Basin and Construction Co., Greenpoint, Long Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 3 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Patrol No.10 (SP 85), 3 October 1917
  • Ordered to be sold 17 December 1919
  • Decommissioned, sold 5 August 1921 to Gustaf Arvid Gustafsson of New York, NY and renamed Omar
  • Registered in 1931 to Frank P. McLaughlin of Coney Island, NY as the miscellaneous use vessel Omar
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 13 t.
    1931 - 23 t.
  • Length 60'
    1931 - 58'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 2' 2"
    1931 - 4.9'
  • Speed 26 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1931 - Three
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 275hp 6-cylinder Duesenberg 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
    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

    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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