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USS Etta M. Burns (SP-542)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Etta M. Burns
Namesake: Previous name retained
Completed: 1902
Acquired: 1917
Commissioned: 2 June 1917
Struck: 3 February 1919
Fate: Returned to owner 1919
Notes: Operated as civilian schooner 1902-1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 40 gross register tons
Length: 60 ft (18 m)
Beam: 18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails plus auxiliary engine
Speed: 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph)
Complement: 13

USS Etta M. Burns (SP-542) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Etta M. Burns was built as a civilian schooner in 1902. In 1917, the U.S. Navy leased her for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Etta M. Burns (SP-542) on 2 June 1917 with Boatswain's Mate W. W. Lunt, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 1st Naval District, Etta M. Burns operated on patrol duties in northern New England for the rest of World War I.

Etta M. Burns was stricken from the Navy List on 3 February 1919 and returned to her owner.


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