Specifications: Displacement 13 t.; Length 45'; Beam 9' 9"; Draft 2' 9"; Speed 18 kts.; Complement eight; Armament one .30 cal. machine gun.
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|98k||3 July 1917
U.S. Navy photo NH 102361
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However, to avoid confusion with Vision (SP-1114), the Navy soon dropped the screw launch's name; and she served under her hull number, SP-744. Attached to the 2d Naval District, SP-744 operated out of Newport, R.I., on harbor and harbor entrance patrol duties. She also patrolled off the Naval War College and off Rose Island.
Following engine repairs from November 1917 to February 1918, SP-744 resumed patrols in the Newport area. On 23 June, the boat got underway southward for duty in the 8th Naval District. Proceeding via a succession of ports along the eastern seaboard from New London, Conn., to Charleston, S.C., Vision arrived at St. Augustine, Fla., on 15 October. She subsequently operated out of Miami, Fla., until she was decommissioned there on 22 January 1919 and returned to her owner.
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