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Vedette, a wooden-hulled, launch-type motor boat built in 1914 at Bayonne, N.J., by the Elco Co., was acquired by the Navy during World War I from the Panama Canal Co. for use as a section patrol boat. The vessel served in the Canal Zone for the duration of hostilities and was returned to her owner on 31 December 1918.

Published: Tue Jan 31 20:59:36 EST 2017