|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||The Kanawha River in West Virginia|
|Acquired:||27 April 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 1917|
USS Kanawha (SP-169) was a patrol vessel purchased by the United States Navy in 1917 which never saw active service.
The U.S. Navy purchased USS Kanawha from H. C. Baxter of Brunswick, Maine, on 27 April 1917 for use as a patrol vessel during World War I. She was designated SP-169, but was found defective during fitting out and was returned to her owner.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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