Another name for the tarpon, a large, silvery game fish of the herring group, found in the warmer parts of the western Atlantic. The first Sabalo retained her former name; the second was named for the fish.
(SP-225: t. 204; l. 141'; b. 19'6"; dr. 7'; s. 14 k.; cpl. 12; a. 2 3-pdrs.)
Sabalo (SP-225) was built in 1916 by George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, Mass.; acquired by the Navy from Mr. W. Earl Dodge of New York City; placed in service on 20 July 1917, assigned to the 3d Naval District. After serving on section patrol through World War I, she was placed out of service and returned to her owner on 3 March 1919.