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(IX-91: dp. 312; 1. 161'; b. 30'1"; s. 10 k.)

Palomas (IX-91) was built as schooner aood Will by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Del. in 1922, acquired by the Navy by requisition purchase from Keith Spalding, Newport, Calif.12 September 1942, placed in service 2 October 1942, and re-named Palomae 5 October 1942.

Operating out of San Diego, Palomas steamed along the southern California coast in a training capacity. A unit of the Western Sea Frontier, Palomas protected the southern California area guarding Allied and friendly shipping, and operated in a patrol capacity. She was assigned as a unit of ServRon 2 on 19 October 1943 and continued west coast operations with this unit until war's end.

After the cessation of hostilities, Paloma' reported to San Francisco for disposal 1 June 1946. She was placed out of service 10 August 1946, struck from the Navy List 25 September 1946, and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 3 March 1947.