USS Rambler (SP-211)
|Name:||USS Rambler (SP-211)|
|Acquired:||16 August 1917|
|Commissioned:||19 October 1917|
|Decommissioned:||9 July 1919|
|Struck:||27 August 1919|
|Fate:||Sold 16 September 1919|
|Length:||177 ft (54 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft (7.0 m)|
|Draft:||11–6 ft (3.4–1.8 m)|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
Rambler, built in 1900 by Lewis Nixon of Elizabethport, New Jersey, was acquired by the Navy, 16 August 1917 from Kenneth Van Riper of New York City and commissioned at New York on 19 October 1917, Lt. Comdr. R. K. Dyer, National Naval Volunteers, in command.
Rambler sailed for the Azores 4 November and operated with the patrol detachment there until February 1918. Then transferred to the French coast, the armed yacht operated out of Brest on patrol and escort duty for the remainder of World War I.
After the Armistice, Rambler remained in European waters and into the second quarter of 1919 carried mail and passengers between British and French ports. On 20 May, she got underway for the United States and arrived at New York late in June. She was decommissioned 9 July 1919; was struck from the Navy list 27 August; and was sold to J. M. Scott, of New York City, on 16 September 1919.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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