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Polly (S. P. 690)

(SP-690: t. 28; l. 61-9-; b. 11-; dr. 3-; s. 17 k.; cpl. 10; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg)

A former name retained.

Polly (S. P. 690), formerly Kahkin IV and Howmornel, was a motor boat built in 1909 by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engineering Co., Morris Heights, N.Y., purchased by the Navy 14 May 1917 from William H. Merriman, New Haven, Conn. ; and commissioned at Newport, R.I. 15 May 1917, Chief Quartermaster H. L. Wakeman, USNRF, in command.

During the World War I emergency Polly operated with the 2nd Naval District forces off southern New England on net patrol.

Polly was struck from the Navy List 11 March 1919 and was turned over to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Fisheries 9 September 1919.

Published: Thu Feb 11 11:25:45 EST 2016