|USS Osprey II (SP-928)|
USS Osprey II (foreground) in an icy port with other section patrol vessels during the winter of 1917-1918.
|Career (United States)|
|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|
|Tonnage:||44 gross tons|
|Length:||80 ft (24 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft (1.2 m)|
1 x 1-pounder gun|
2 x machine guns
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.
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.
- 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 History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Osprey II (SP-928), 1917-1918. Originally the civilian pleasure boat Osprey II
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Osprey II (SP 928)
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