USS Starboard Unit (1918)
|Name:||USS Starboard Unit|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Acquired:||5 November 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 5 March 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Starboard Unit until 1918 and from 1919|
|Length:||112 ft 0 in (34.14 m) (waterline)|
Starboard Unit was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name. On 5 November 1918, the U.S. Navy acquired her under a free lease from her owner, Joseph W. Marsh, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I.
World War I ended on 11 November 1918, six days after Starboard Unit's acquisition. No longer needed for naval service, Starboard Unit never received a section patrol (SP) number and was never commissioned. The Navy returned her to Marsh on 5 March 1919.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Starboard Unit at Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships -- Listed by Hull Number "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Vessels without Numbers (listed alphabetically by name)
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Starboard Unit
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