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Sapphire - A precious stone of transparent rich blue corundum
Photo added 11 September 2020
|103k||In port, prior to her World War I era Navy service
U.S. Navy photo NH 99428
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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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