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Marold (SP 737)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - Nan - King

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1914 by the Northern Boat Co., Port Clinton, OH
  • Commissioned 2 June 1917
  • Delivered 1 July 1917
  • Returned to her owner 9 May 1919
  • Sold in 1929 to William B. Leeds of New York, NY
  • Abandoned in 1940.


  • Displacement 35 t.
  • Length 100'
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 14
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two 215ihp 8-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Cobra 76k In a New England port during World War I. USS L-10 (Submarine # 50) is in the foreground. Parthenia (SP 671) is inboard of Marold, and the stern of Cobra (SP 626) is visible
    at right
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100561
    Naval Historical Center
    Cobra 55k In a New England port during World War I. USS L-10 (Submarine # 50) is in the foreground. The bows of Parthenia (SP 671) and Marold are visible at left, tied up alongside each other, with Parthenia inboard. The patrol boat tied up inboard of Cobra (SP 626) is unidentified
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100864

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS William F. Lakeman, USNRF2 June 1917
    02Boatswain LaForest R. Burns, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Marold (SP-737), built by the Northern Boat Co., Port Clinton, Ohio, in 1914, was acquired by the U.S. Navy on a free-lease basis from L. K. Liggett, Chesnut Hill, Pa., and commissioned 2 June 1917, Ens.. W. F. Lakeman, USNRF, in command.

    Assigned to the 1st Naval District during her brief service in the U.S. Navy, Marold operated as a section patrol boat out of Rockland, Maine. She was returned to her owner 9 May 1919.

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