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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Quest (SP 171)
Motor Boat:The first Quest was built in 1916 as Whippet by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NYRenamed QuestAcquired by the Navy 26 July 1917Commissioned USS Quest (SP 171), 8 September 1917Struck from the Navy Register 7 January 1919 and returned to her ownerFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 12.5 t.Length 60'Beam 10'Draft 3'Speed 22 kts.Complement: EightArmament: Two machine gunsPropulsion: Two 180hp 8-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engines, two shafts.
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||In port during World War I
U.S. Navy photo NH 102144
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Quest (SP-171) was built in 1916 by the Greenport Basin and Drydock Co., Long Island, N.Y., for Lt. Comdr. Daniel Bacon. She was chartered by the Navy 26 July 1917, and commissioned 8 September 1917, Quartermaster Henry J. Baker, USNRF, in command.
Quest was assigned to the 2d Naval District and performed section patrol duty out of New Bedford, [MA] until returned to her owner 7 January 1919 at Greenport, N.Y.
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