USS Toad (1914)

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History
United States
Name: USS Toad
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: D. R. Shackford
Completed: 1914
Acquired: 4 August 1918
Commissioned: 4 September 1918
Fate: Returned to owner 27 January 1919
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Toad 1914-1918 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Length: 26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)
Beam: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Speed: 16.5 knots
Complement: 5

USS Toad was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1918 to 1919.

Toad was built in 1914 as a private motorboat of the same name by D. R. Shackford. On 4 August 1918, the U.S. Navy acquired her from Shackford for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She never received a section patrol (SP) number, but was commissioned as USS Toad on 4 September 1918.

Assigned to the 5th Naval District, Toad served on section patrol duties for the rest of World War I. The Navy returned her to Shackford on 27 January 1919.

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