USS Matchless

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Matchless

A former name retained.

(Sch: t. 118; 1. 91'; b. 25'; dr. 717")

Matchless, a mahogany-hulled, two-masted schooner built at Key West, Fla., in 1859 and used as a slaver before the Civil War, was acquired by the Navy in World War I from the Coast and Geodetic Survey by Executive order dated 1 April 1917. After service as a patrol ship, she was returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey following the Armistice.