|USS Chipper (SP-256)|
USS Chipper, later USS SP-256, during World War I.
|Career (United States)|
USS Chipper (1917-1918)|
USS SP-256 (1918)
Chipper was her previous name retained|
SP-256 was her section patrol number
|Builder:||New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York|
|Acquired:||15 June 1917|
|Commissioned:||late July 1917|
|Renamed:||USS SP-256 April 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 4 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Chipper 1913-1917 and from December 1918|
|Length:||69 ft (21 m)|
Chipper spent the rest of World War I on section patrol duty along the United States East Coast. She was renamed USS SP-256 in April 1918.
SP-256 was returned to Wetherill on 4 December 1918.
Chipper should not be confused with another patrol vessel and ferryboat, USS Chipper (SP-1049), which also was in commission in the U.S. Navy during World War I.
- Department of the Navy: Navy History and Heritage Command: Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Chipper (SP-256), 1917-1918. Later renamed SP-256.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: SP-256 ex-Chipper (SP 256)
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