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Quest (SP 171)

Motor Boat: Built in 1916 as Whippet by the Greenport Basin and Dry Dock Co., Long Island, NY; Renamed Quest, (date unknown); Acquired by the Navy, 26 July 1917; Commissioned USS Quest (SP 171), 8 September 1917; Decommissioned (date unknown); Struck from the Navy Register, (date unnknown); Returned to her owner, 7 January 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 12.5 t.; Length 60'; Beam 10'; Draft 1' 8"; Speed 22 kts; Complement unknown; Armament one 3-pounder and two machine guns.
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Quest 82k In port during World War I.
USN 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 Baeon. 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 until returned to her owner 7 January 1919 at Greenport, N.Y.

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