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(SP-211: t. 288; 1.177'; b. 23'; dr.11'6"; s.13 k.; a.2 3",2 mg.)

Rambler (SP-211), a yacht built in 1900 by Lewis Nixon Elizabethport, N.J., was acquired by the Navy 16 August 1917 from Kenneth Van Riper, New York, N.Y., and commissioned at New York on 18 October 1917, Lt. Comdr. R. X. Dyer, National Naval Volunteers, in command.

Rambler sailed for the Azores 4 November and operated with the patrol detachment there until February 1918. Then transferred to the Freneh coast, the armed yacht operated out of Brest, on patrol and escort duty, for the remainder of NV`~I,1 W ar I.

After the Armistice, Rambler remained in European waters and into the spring of 1919 carried mail and passengers between British and Freneh ports. On 20 May she got underway for the United States and arrived at New York late in June. She was deeomrnissioned 9 July 1919, was struck from the Navy list 27 August, and was sold to J. M. Scott, of New York City, 16 September 1919.