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USS Sentinel (SP-180)
Name: USS Sentinel
Builder: Pacific Shipyards and Ways Co., Alameda, California
Launched: 1917
Commissioned: 9 August 1917
Decommissioned: 20 March 1919
Fate: Transferred to the Coast Guard, 18 September 1919
General characteristics
Displacement: 15 long tons (15 t)
Length: 64 ft (20 m)
Beam: 15 ft 8 in (4.78 m)
Draft: 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Speed: 9.75 knots (18.06 km/h; 11.22 mph)
Complement: 8
Armament: • 2 × 1-pounder guns
• 1 × machine gun

USS Sentinel (SP-180) was the first United States Navy vessel to bear the name. It was a motorboat built in 1917 by Pacific Shipyards and Ways Co., Alameda, California and was purchased by the United States Navy from W. G. Tibbetts on 9 August 1917 and commissioned the same day, Ensign C. A. Lundquist, USNRF, in command.

World War I Operations[edit | edit source]

Sentinel operated in San Francisco Bay during and after World War I, patrolling the harbor entrance and assisting small vessels.

Decommissioning[edit | edit source]

She was decommissioned on 20 March 1919, transferred to the United States Coast Guard on 18 September 1919, and renamed Tulare. She was again renamed AB-14 on 6 November 1923, and remained in service until 1934.

References[edit | edit source]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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