|USS Etta M. Burns (SP-542)|
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Etta M. Burns|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Commissioned:||2 June 1917|
|Struck:||3 February 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian schooner 1902-1917 and from 1919|
|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)|
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from SP-500 through SP-599
- Photo gallery of Etta M. Burns at NavSource Naval History
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