|USS Mauna Loa (SP-28)|
Mauna Loa ca. 1916 as a private pleasure craft prior to her U.S. Navy service
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Mauna Loa|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, Massachusetts|
|Acquired:||10 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||11 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||5 December 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 5 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Mauna Loa 1916-1917 and from December 1918|
|Tonnage:||18 gross tons|
|Length:||56 ft (17 m)|
|Beam:||9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)|
|Draft:||2 ft 9 in (0.84 m)|
|Armament:||1 x machine gun|
Mauna Loa was built in 1916 by George Lawley and Sons at Neponset, Massachusetts, as a private motorboat of the same name. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, A. C. James, on a free lease contract on 10 May 1917 for World War I service. She was commissioned as USS Mauna Loa (SP-28) on 11 May 1917.
Mauna Loa was assigned to the 1st Naval District. She patrolled the coast of northern New England until the end of the war.
The Navy decommissioned Mauna Loa on 5 December 1918 and returned her to her owner the same day.
- 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 Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Mauna Loa (Motor Boat, 1916). Served as USS Mauna Loa (SP-28) in 1917-1918
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Mauna Loa (SP 28)
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