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The first Patriot, a wooden schooner, was purchased by the Navy at Baltimore 13 August 1861 to be sunk to block the channel leading into the Carolina Sounds at Hatteras Inlet. However, a rough surf, the poor condition of the ship, and Confederate Naval defenses forced postponement of this project until it was obviated by Flag Officer Stringham’s victory at Cape Hatteras at the end of August.
Patriot served as a storeship at Hampton Roads before disappearing from Naval and Maritime records.
Patriot, a tug built at Bay City, Mich., in 1926, was acquired from the U.S. Coast Guard 24 August 1936. As YT–127 she served at New London, Conn., then at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Redesignated YP–69, 1 March 1938, she operated as a district patrol craft at Guantanamo and then in the 8th Naval District until transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 18 November 1946.