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Yarrow (S. P. 1010)


The Navy retained the name carried by this motor boat when she was acquired.

(S. P. 1010: tonnage 29 (gross); length 65'; beam 13'; draft 5' (forward); speed 13 miles per hour; complement 8; armament 1 3-pounder, 2 machine guns)

Yarrow, a wooden-hulled motor boat constructed in 1913 by Kargard of Chicago, Ill., was formally acquired by the Navy on free lease on 27 August 1917 from Mr. K. D. Clark, exactly a month after she was commissioned on 27 July 1917.

Given the identification number S. P. 1010, Yarrow served as a section patrol craft in the Ninth Naval District cruising the waters of Lake Michigan during World War I. Her naval career continued after the armistice, and she was not returned to her owner until 7 March 1919. Simultaneously with the return, her name was stricken from the Navy list.

Published: Thu Feb 18 08:26:56 EST 2016