|USS Marold (SP-737)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Northern Boat Company, Port Clinton, Ohio|
|Commissioned:||2 June 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 9 May 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Marold 1914-1917 and from 1919|
|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)|
2 x 3-pounder guns|
2 x machine guns
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Marold (SP-737), 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Marold (SP 737)
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