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Bivalve (ID 2472)

Motor Boat: Built in 1901 (builder unknown); Acquired by the Navy 19 April 1918; Commissioned 10 May 1918; Decommissioned, (date unknown); Struck from the Naval Register 7 July 1919; Sold 19 July 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown; Length 55'; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.

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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
Naval Historical Center

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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