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Rose

 

A flower.

 

II

 

(PG: displacement 427; length 127; beam 245; draft 11; speed 10 knots; complement 21; armament 3 6-pounders)

 

The second Rose was built during 1916 at Seattle, Wash., as a wooden lighthouse tender for the U.S. Lighthouse Service; acquired by the Navy 16 July 1917 for service as a patrol vessel ; and commissioned the same day, Ens. Charles A. A. Modeer, in command.

 

Rose performed patrol and inspection duty, target towing and buoy laying in the 13th Naval District during her World War I service. She was based at Astoria, Oreg., and cruised in the Astoria and Portland area until decommissioned about 22 November 1918. Rose was returned to the Lighthouse Service 13 June 1919.


21 October 2005