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Perfecto

 

A former name retained.

 

(SP–86: l. 60’; b. 10’; dr. 3’; s. 20 k.; cpl. 9; a. I mg.)

 

Perfecto (SP–86) was built in 1917 by Greenpoint Basin and Construction Co., Greenpoint, L.I.; leased by the Navy from J.J. Phelps, Hackensack, N.J. 22 June 1917; and placed in service 25 June 1917.

 

During World War I, Perfecto operated in the 5th Naval District, headquartered at Norfolk. She patrolled along the Atlantic coast and kept watch against the U-boat threat. After war-time service and decommissioning, the motorboat was returned to her owner 18 February 1919.