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NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

Patrol No. 6 (SP 54)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Boy - King


  • Built in 1916 as Bonita by George Lawley and Son, Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Patrol No. 6 (SP 54), 29 June 1917
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 November 1919
  • Sold 19 March 1921
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 63'
  • Beam 12'
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 32 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two 350hp Van Blerck gasoline engines, two shafts
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    Size Image Description Source
    Patrol #6 218k Photo from the July 1917 edition of MotorBoat magazine Joe Radigan
    Enaj 85k 24 January 1918
    Bristol, RI
    Enaj (SP 578) and Patrol No. 6
    Herreshoff Marine Museum
    Patrol #6 74k Photographed in port, during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102121
    Naval Historical Center
    Patrol #10 97k In port during World War I. The superstructure of Patrol No. 6 is visible in the left background. The boat at far right, with numbers on her bow, is USS Daiquiri (SP-1285)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102123

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Bernard A. Kinnicutt, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Patrol No. 6, ex-Bonita, a motor boat built by Geo. Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts in 1916, was purchased by the Navy from Herman Oelrichs, Newport, R.I. 16 June 1917 and commissioned 29 June 1917.

    Patrol No. 6 operated out of the 2d Naval District, headquartered at Newport, during World War I. After decommissioning, she was struck from the Navy List 7 November 1919 and sold to George A. Crowley, New York City 19 March 1921.

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