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Toad (Motor Patrol Boat)


The Navy retained the name carried by this small craft at the time of her acquisition.

(Motor Patrol Boat: length 26'0" (overall); beam 5'6"; speed16.0 knots (maximum).; complement 5)

Toad, a wooden-hulled, single-screw launch built in 1914 by D. R. Shackford, was acquired under free lease from Mr. Shackford by the Navy on 4 August 1918. Toad was commissioned on 4 September 1918 and used on section patrol duties in the Fifth Naval District. She was returned to her owner on 27 January 1919.

Updated, Robert J. Cressman

6 June 2022

Published: Mon Jun 06 20:11:11 EDT 2022