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Paloma

 

A former name retained. A Spanish word for dove.

 

(SP–533: dp. 52; l. 85’; b. 14’; dr. 5’; s. 12 k.; cpl. 13; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

 

Paloma, a motor boat built by Murray & Tregurthe, So. Boston, Mass., was commandeered shortly after the United States entered World War I; commissioned 4 May 1917; and formally purchased by the government 17 May 1917.

 

Paloma operated on section patrol during World War I. Continuing this service even after the Armistice, she was struck from the Naval Register and sold 19 July 1919.