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Qui Vive (SP 1004)


  • Built in 1916 by the Hutchinson Brothers, Alexandria Bay, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 June 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 6 May 1919 at Norfolk, VA
  • Struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner 7 June 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 45'
  • Beam 9' 6"
  • Draft 2' 7"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
  • Propulsion: One 110hp 6-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Qui Vive 66k Underway, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102145
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Qui Vive (SP-1004) was built by Hutchinson Bros., Alexandria, N.Y., for Houston Barnard, Rochester, N.Y., and was chartered by the Navy 22 June 1917 from H. Barnard at Alexandria Bay, N.Y. She was assigned to the 5th Naval District for section patrol duty. However, Qui Vive served as a hospital boat at Norfolk from 3 December 1917 until 6 May 1919.

    She decommissioned at Norfolk 6 May 1919 and was returned to her owner 27 May 1919.

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