A person who loves and ardently supports his country.
(PC–455: dp. 83; l. 96’6”; b. 16’5”, dr. 6’; s. 18 k.; a. 1 3”, 2 dct., 2 mg.)
The second Patriot (ex-Katoura) was built in 1930 by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co., Bristol, R.I.; purchased by the Navy, for $1.00, from Mr. A. Loomis, New York City, 20 September 1940; converted at the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, L.I., N.Y.; designated PC–455, 4 November 1940; and placed in service 27 February 1941.
On 1 March 1941, PC–455 departed New York for Boston where she reported for duty in the 1st Naval District. There she conducted coastal patrol assignments as PC–455 until 16 June 1943 when she was named Patriot and redesignated PYc–47. As Patriot she continued her patrols until placed out of service 28 September 1944. She was then laid up at Quincy, Mass., to await delivery to the Maritime Commission. Struck from the Navy List 14 October 1944, she was turned over to WSA 14 March 1945 and subsequently sold to her former owner for the initial purchase price of $1.00.