Specifications: Displacement 53 t.; Length 98'; Beam 14'; Draft 5' 9"; Speed 10 kts.; Complement 19; Armament one 6-pounder and one .30 cal. machine gun.
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|103k||In port, prior to her World War I era Navy service.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99428
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A precious stone of transparent rich blue corundum.
After fitting out for naval service at Tebo's Yacht Basin, Sapphire joined the Section Patrol of the 3d Naval District on 14 July 1918. Sapphire patrolled the waters off Execution Light, alternating with or joining Sturdy (SP-82), Jimetta (SP-878), and Josephine (SP-913). Inactive from 20 November 1918, she was transferred from Section Base No. 7 to New York harbor on 10 December 1918.
Sapphire was towed by Minerva (SP-425) to Robert Jacob's shipyard on 16 December 1918, decommissioned, and returned to her owner the same day.
DANFS courtesy of Ramon Jackson
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