USS Kangaroo

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Kangaroo

Any of a family of herbiverous, leaping, marsupial mammals of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands.

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A former name retained.

(SP-1284: t. 29; 1. 62'4"; b. 10'11"; dr. 3'6"; s. 21 k.; cpl. 11; a. I I-pdr.)

Kangaroo, a motor boat, was built in 1917 by Herreshoff Mfg. Co., Bristol, R.I.; purchased 18 September at Boston from her owner, Henry A. Morse, of Marblehead, Mass.; and commissioned 10 December, Chief Quartermaster C. H. Waterman, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 1 st Naval District, Kangaroo served on section and inner harbor patrol in Penobscot Bay, Maine, until 14 October 1918, when she sailed for Key West, Fla. Arriving 12 January 1919, she performed patrol and dispatch duties along the Florida Keys and Atlantic coastal waters. She decommissioned 20 May and was taken over by the U.S. Coast Guard 22 November for customs and coastal surveillance patrols. Serving at Key West, Charleston, and Norfolk, she was renamed AB-6 on 6 November 1923. She was sold to John H. Curtis of Norfolk I October 1932.