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Traveler SP-122

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(SP-122: t. 18; 1. 60'3"; b. 10'8"; dr. 4'6" (aft); s.
10 mph; cpl. 6; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

Traveler (SP-122)—a motorboat built in November 1914 at Port Clinton, Ohio, by the Mathews Boat Co.—was acquired from Mr. John D. Meyers of Miami, Fla,
on 6 May 1917 and was placed in commission on 14 July 1917. Traveler was assigned to the 7th Naval District and was based at Key West, Fla., whence she conducted patrols to protect American coastal trade routes from submarine and mining incursions. Following the armistice in November 1918, the motorboat continued to serve at Key West. On 9 September 1919, she and seven other section patrol boats anchored in the North Beach Basin at Key West were completely destroyed by a hurricane. The wreckage of the eight boats was hauled out immediately following the storm and burned. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 4 October 1919.