USS Sentinel, a 64-foot motor patrol craft, was built in the San Francisco Bay area of California in 1917, intended for civilian use. However, she was taken over by the Navy in August 1917 and placed in commission at that time. She served in San Francisco Bay during World War I, and for some months afterwards. Decommissioned in March 1919, Sentinel was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard in September of that year and renamed Tulare a few months later. In 1923 she was again renamed, becoming AB-14, and was kept in service at San Francisco until 1934.
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Photo #: NH 101749
USS Sentinel (SP-180)
Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 August 1917.
Built in 1917, this motor boat was acquired by the Navy in August 1917 for use World War I patrol service. She was transferred to the Coast Guard in September 1919 and was subsequently renamed Tulare and later AB-14.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Page made 22 May 2003