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Magnet

 

Metal electrically charged so as to attract other metal. The first Magnet retained her former name.

 

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(SP‑563; t. 52; l. 95'3"; b. 14'10"; dr. 4'3"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 22; a. 1 1‑pdr., 1 mg., 1 Y‑gun)

 

The first Magnet, a motor yacht, was built in 1910 by Electric Launch Co., Bayonne, N.J.; acquired by the Navy 11 June 1917 from H. F. Lippett; and commissioned 27 June 1917.

 

After serving on section patrol during World War I, Magnet was ordered sold 1 October 1919.