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Ranger

 

One who wanders; a military scout.

 

VI

 

(SP - 369: displacement 115; length 1375; beam 212; draft 96; speed 10 knots; complement 24)

 

The fifth Ranger (SP-369), a wooden motorboat built by T. A. Scott Co., New London, Conn., in 1882 and rebuilt in 1915, was acquired by the Navy on charter on 10 September 1918; commissioned on 11 September 1918 at Charleston, S.C., Lt. (jg.) J. F. Lucas in command. Used briefly as a coastal minesweeper in the 6th Naval District during World War I, she was struck from the Navy list and returned to her owner on 10 January 1919.


16 September 2005