USS Starboard Unit (1918)

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History
United States
Name: USS Starboard Unit
Namesake: Previous name retained
Acquired: 5 November 1918
Commissioned: Never
Fate: Returned to owner 5 March 1919
Notes: Operated as civilian motorboat Starboard Unit until 1918 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Length: 112 ft 0 in (34.14 m) (waterline)

USS Starboard Unit was a United States Navy patrol vessel acquired in 1918 but never commissioned.

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.

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