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USS Marold (SP-737)
USS Marold (SP-737)
In a New England port during World War I, USS Marold (SP-737) is at center with the patrol vessel USS Parthenia (SP-671) tied up inboard of her. The stern of the patrol vessel USS Cobra (SP-626) is visible at right. In the foreground is the submarine USS L-10 (Submarine No. 50).
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Name: USS Marold
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Northern Boat Company, Port Clinton, Ohio
Completed: 1914
Acquired: 1917
Commissioned: 2 June 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 9 May 1919
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Marold 1914-1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 35 gross register tons
Length: 100 ft (30 m)
Beam: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Draft: 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Speed: 20 knots
Complement: 14
Armament: 2 x 3-pounder guns
2 x machine guns

USS Marold (SP-737) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Marold was built as a private motorboat of the same name by the Northern Boat Company at Port Clinton, Ohio, in 1914. In 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her under a free lease from her owner, L. K. Liggett of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Marold (SP-737) on 2 June 1917 with Ensign W. F. Lakeman, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 1st Naval District in northern New England and based at Rockland, Maine, Marold carried out patrol duties for the rest of World War I.

Marold was returned to Liggett on 9 May 1919.

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