USS Needle

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(SP-649: t. 22; 1. 71'; b. 10'; dr. 3'9"; s. 12 k.; a. 2 mg.)

Needle, a wooden motor boat built in 1906 by George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, Mass., was acquired by the Navy from George L. Batehelder, Medford, Mass. 9 June 1917, and commissioned 20 June 1917 to serve on section patrol during World War I. After wartime service, she was struck from the Navy Register 18 August 1919 and sold to Morgan Barney, New York City 16 September 1919.