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Nonpareil

 

A former name retained.

 

(SP–370: t. 167 gr.; l. 101’; b. 25’; dr. 9’6”; s. 12 k.; cpl. 6; a. 2 1 pdr.)

 

Nonpareil (SP–370) was built in 1904 by Robert Palmer and Son Shipbuilding and Marine Railway Co., Noank, Conn.; chartered by the Navy from the Merchants and Miners Transportation Co., Baltimore, Md.; commissioned at Baltimore 13 April 1917; and was delivered at Norfolk, Va. 28 May 1917.

 

Nonpareil was employed in World War I on net patrol duty with 5th Naval District forces out of Norfolk. She later served as a yard tug and was designated YT–40, 17 July 1920.

 

Nonpareil was loaned to the city of Norfolk as a fireboat 29 November 1920 but was returned to the Navy 2 July 1921. She was sold to P. Weaver and Son of Baltimore, Md. 5 August 1921.