USS Raymond I

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Raymond I

(SP-2057: t. 183; 1. 102'9"; b. 29'8"; ace. 4; a. none)

The first Raymond was built during 1893 by the yard of Michael McDonald as a wooden barge for commercial service. She was purchased for the Navy service from E. S. Belden & Sons of New London, Conn., and delivered 21 December 1917 to the Commandant, 2d Naval District, for duty as a yard craft. Raymond was sold 15 August 1919 to Fred Starr of New York.