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USS Osprey II (SP-928)
USS Osprey II (SP-928)
USS Osprey II (foreground) in an icy port with other section patrol vessels during the winter of 1917-1918.
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Name: USS Osprey II
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: William Whittlesey, New York
Acquired: 10 August 1917
Commissioned: 5 November 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 26 December 1918
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Osprey II until 1917 and from 1918
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 44 gross tons
Length: 80 ft (24 m)
Beam: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Speed: 12 knots
Armament: 1 x 1-pounder gun
2 x machine guns

USS Osprey II (SP-928) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Osprey II was built as a private motorboat of the same name by William Whittlesey in New York. On 10 August 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, C. R. Runyon, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Osprey II (SP-928) on 5 November 1917 with Chief Boatswain’s Mate A. V. Walters in command.

Assigned to the 3rd Naval District Osprey II operated on patrol duties in the Marine Basin and New York Harbor.

In July 1918, Osprey II was deemed to have proven unsuitable for naval use. Decommissioned at the shipyard of the Charles L. Seabury Company at Morris Heights in the Bronx, New York, she was returned to Runyon on 26 December 1918.

ReferencesEdit

Motorboat Osprey II

Osprey II as a private motorboat sometime prior to the entry of the United States into World War I.

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