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Oriole

 

Any of various birds in America with a highly specialized vocal apparatus-commonly referred to as “singing birds,” although many among them do not sing—of the Icteridae family: the males are usually bright black and yellow or orange, the females chiefly greenish or yellowish, as the Baltimore oriole and the orchard oriole.

 

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Transferred to the Maryland Naval Militia in 1895, Dale (q.v.), a 15-gun sloop-of-war, was renamed Oriole 30 November 1904 before she was struck from the Navy List 27 February 1906 and acquired by the Coast Guard at Baltimore, Md., 23 July 1906. On 17 September 1921 the Treasury Department returned Oriole to the Navy for sale as a hulk to Mr. William Mattson of Baltimore 20 December of that year.