|USS Alameda (SP-1040)|
Alameda in 1917.
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Alameda (proposed)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Western Boat Building Company, Tacoma, Washington|
|Notes:||Registered as SP-1040 for potential U.S. Navy service|
|Type:||Patrol vessel (proposed)|
|Length:||65 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)|
|Draft:||7 ft (2.1 m) (aft)|
Note: This ship should not be confused with the steamer Alameda, considered for World War I service as USS Alameda (ID-1432), but also never acquired or commissioned.
USS Alameda (SP-1040) was the proposed designation for an motorboat that never actually served in the United States Navy.
Alameda was a private motorboat built in 1917 by the Western Boat Building Company at Tacoma, Washington, probably for use as a fishing vessel. In the spring of 1917, the U.S. Navy inspected her in for possible World War I service as a patrol boat, and she was registered accordingly with the naval section patrol designation SP-1040. Though her official data card describes her as "brand new well and staunchly built" and contains a note that she was reported to have been delivered to the Navy and commissioned on 2 June 1917. However, no records exist that show that the Navy never took possession of or commissioned Alameda, and she appears to have had no naval service.
- ↑ This quote, at her U.S. Naval Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images entry at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-civil/civsh-a/alameda.htm, is attributed merely to her "data card."
- 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 Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Alameda (American Motor Boat, 1917)
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Alameda (SP 1040)
- Adam S. Eterovich: Croatian Heritage Biographies K - R; contains short history of Western Boat Building Company
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