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Arvilla

 

(MB: t. 11; l. 46'0"; b. 10'6"; dr. 3'/2'; s. 12 mph.; cpl. 7; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

 

Arvilla (SP-752)—a motorboat built at Wilmington, Del., by Joe Fellows—was acquired by the Navy on 24 June 1917 on free lease from her owner Mr. Harry Fisher of San Diego, Calif. She had been commissioned more than a month earlier on 5 May 1917.

 

She was assigned to section patrol duties in the San Diego harbor and environs under the Commandant, 12th Naval District. While patrolling on 2 August 1917, Arvilla was rammed by the fishing vessel Higo. She sank but was raised and repaired. Returned to duty, she served through the end of World War I. Apparently, she was decommissioned sometime in January 1919. On 12 March 1919, Arvilla was returned to her owner, and her name was struck from the Navy list.