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Paloma (SP 533)

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Paloma, a motor boat built by Murray E. Tregurthe, So. Boston, Mass., was commandeered shortly after the United States entered World War I, commissioned 4 May 1917, and formally purchased by the government 17 May 1917. Paloma operated on section patrol during World War I. Continuing this service even after the Armistice, she was struck from the Naval Register and sold 19 July 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 52 t.; Length 85'; Beam 14'; Draft 5'; Speed 12 kts.; Complement 13; Armament one 1-pounder and one machine gun; Propulsion gasoline engine, one shaft.
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Paloma 69k Photograph taken prior to her World War I Navy service.
USN Photograph NH 102110
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Paloma 107k In Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1918. They are (from left to right): USS Paloma (SP-533);USS Edithena (SP-624); and USS Elsie III (SP-708). Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston.
USN Photograph NH 45270
Naval Historical Center

The DANFS History for Paloma (SP 533) is listed above.
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