USS Russ

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(SP-1151: dp. 14.5; 1. 60'; b. 10'; dr. 3'; s. 30 k.; cpl. 8; a. 1 3
pdr., 1 mg.; ol. No. S11 (?) )

Russ, built in 1917 as the wooden vedette boat No. 278 for the Imperial Russian Navy by Greenpoint Basin & Construotion Co., was acquired 9 August 1917 for U.S. Navy service as a patrol boat and renamed Russ 28 November l917.

Although assigned to the 3d Naval District, Russ was never commissioned in the U.S. Navy. She was sold 29 March 1921 to John Emile of Jaoksonville, Fla., for servioe as a yacht. Russ subsequently burned and sank 27 March1924 off St. John's Bar, Fla., without lost of life.