USS Patrol No. 6 (SP-54)

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USS Patrol No. 6 during World War I
History
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Name: USS Patrol No. 6
Builder: George Lawley and Son, Neponset, Massachusetts
Completed: 1916
Acquired: 16 June 1917
Commissioned: 29 June 1917
Struck: 7 November 1919
Fate: Sold 19 March 1921
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Bonita 1916-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 34 tons
Length: 63 ft 0 in (19.20 m)
Beam: 12 ft 0 in (3.66 m)
Draft: 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)
Speed: 32 knots
Complement: 9
Armament: 2 × 1-pounder guns

USS Patrol No. 6 (SP-54), often rendered as USS Patrol #6, was an armed motorboat that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1919.

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Patrol No. 6 was built as the private motorboat Bonita in 1916 by George Lawley and Son at Neponset, Massachusetts. The U.S. Navy purchased Bonita from Herman Oelrichs of Newport, Rhode Island on 16 June 1917 and commissioned her for service in World War I as USS Patrol No. 6 (SP-54) on 29 June 1917.

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Patrol No. 6 operated in the 2nd Naval District, headquartered at Newport, on patrol throughout the United States' participation in World War I. She was decommissioned postwar and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 7 November 1919. She was sold to George A. Crowley of New York City on 19 March 1921.

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