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Mistletoe

 

A semiparasitic green shrub.

 

II

 

(LHT: dp. 455; l. 153'; b. 26'; dr. 6'9"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 20; a. none)

 

Mistletoe, a wooden tender, was built in Chester, Pa., in 1872; operated by the Lighthouse Service of the Commerce Department; and transferred to the Navy with the entire Lighthouse Service by Executive order, 11 April 1917. Assigned to the 3d Naval District, she served during World War I as a patrol boat out of Section Base No. 8, Tompkinsville, Staten Island. Following the end of the war, Mistletoe was returned to the custody of the Department of Commerce, 1 July 1919.