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Bivalve (ID 2472)

Motor Patrol:

  • Built in 1901 by the H. J. Lewis Oyster Co., Bridgeport, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 April 1918
  • Commissioned 10 May 1918
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 July 1919
  • Sold 19 July 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 36 t.
  • Length 55'
  • Beam 16' 9"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Propulsion: One 4-cylinder 50hp Globe gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Bivalve 76k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94206
    Naval Historical Center
    Bivalve 87k In port, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95889

    History: Bivalve, a 55-foot motor boat built in 1901, was employed in the Long Island Sound area for harvesting oysters. She was taken over by the Navy in April 1918, placed in service as Bivalve
    (ID 2472)
    , and used as a tender to USS Berkshire (ID 1578). No longer needed as the Navy drew down its forces after World War I, Bivalve was sold in July 1919.

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