A person or vessel who explores or reconnoiters. The first and second Scouts retained former names.
(Launch: dp. 40; l. 60'6"; b. 13'; dr. 5'6"; s. 11 k.; a. 1 3-pdr., 1 mg.)
The first Scout, formerly Patrol, built for the United States Customs Service in 1903 at Astoria, Oreg., was taken over by the United States Revenue Cutter Service in May 1914; placed in service in the United States Coast Guard on 8 March 1915; and assigned to the Puget Sound area. With the entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917, Coast Guard personnel and units were taken into the Navy; and, for the next 28 months, Scout served in the Navy as a patrol boat in the Puget Sound area, based at Port Townsend. She was retumed to the Treasury Department on 28 August 1919. Renamed AB-11 in 1923, the launch served the Coast Guard until 1930.