|USS Chinook (SP-644)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Fate:||Returned to owner February 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Chinook until 1917 and from 1918|
Chinook was built as a private motorboat of the same name. In 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve on 19 October 1917 and commissioned as USS Chinook (SP-644) in 1917.
Chinook performed patrol duty on the Detroit River for four months and was returned to her owner in February 1918.
- 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 -- Listed by Hull Number: SP-644 Chinook at "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from SP-600 through SP-699
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Chinook (SP 644)
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