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Kestrel II

A former name retained.

(SP-529: t. 93; 1. 108'; b. 18'; dr. 8'6"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 9; a. I 3-pdr.)

Kestrel II, a motor boat, was built by Percy Tuttle of Greenport, Long Island, N.Y., in 1912 and owned by D. Herbert Hostetter of New York City. Acquired under free lease, she was taken over by the Navy 2 June 1917 and commissioned at Newport, R.I., 4 June, Chief Boatswain's Mate C. E. Black, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 2d Naval District at Newport, Kestrel II operated out of New London, Conn., on section and shore patrol in Long Island Sound. She decommissioned 6 January 1919 and was returned to her former owner the same day.