Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Matchless
(Sch: t. 118; l. 91'; b. 25'; dr. 7'7")

A former name retained.

Matchless, a mahogany‑hulled, two‑masted schooner built at Key West, Fla., in 1859 and used as a slaver before the Civil War, was acquired by the Navy in World War I from the Coast and Geodetic Survey by Executive order dated 1 April 1917. After service as a patrol ship, she was returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey following the Armistice.