(MB: t. 26; l. 64'; b. 13'; dr. 3'0" (mean); s. 14 mph.; cpl. 2)
Bie & Schiott--a 64 foot, wooden hulled motorboat built in 1918 by G. A. Raleigh--was inspected in the 5th Naval District on 23 February 1918 and purchased by the Navy from A. B. Johnson of Norfolk, Va. Delivered to the Commandant of the 5th Naval District on 11 March 1918, and given the identification number (Id. No.) 2871, Bie & Schiott is listed as being “commissioned” three days later, on 14 March, to be used to transport parties of mechanics, organized within the 5th Naval District, for “urgent jobs on overseas vessels.”
Assigned to the 5th Naval District, Bie & Schiott performed this important local transport function through the end of World War I and into the early 1920's. Bie & Schiott was designated a district patrol vessel, YP 2871, on 17 July 1920 when the Navy adopted the alphanumeric system of hull classification and identification. She was was sold on 22 April 1922 to Merritt and Chapman Wrecking and Derrick Co. Her name was struck from the Navy list simultaneously.
Robert J. Cressman
3 February 2006