|USS Shearwater (1887)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Any of numerous oceanic birds related to the petrels and albatrosses that usually skim close to the waves in flight|
|Owner:||H. R. Wolcott|
|Builder:||Hawthorne and Company at Leith, Scotland|
|Acquired:||by the United States Navy on 9 May 1889|
|In service:||31 December 1898 (as a training ship)|
|Out of service:||24 April 1908|
|Struck:||24 April 1908|
|Fate:||sold in 1908|
USS Shearwater (1887) was a schooner acquired by the United States Navy in 1889. She served the Navy until 1898, when she was loaned to Pennsylvania as a training ship. She remained in service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until struck and sold in 1908.
Construction[edit | edit source]
The first ship so named by the Navy, Shearwater, a steel schooner-rigged yacht, was built in 1887 by Hawthorne and Company at Leith, Scotland, and purchased by the Navy on 9 May 1889 from H. R. Wolcott.
Service history[edit | edit source]
Training ship[edit | edit source]
Loaned to the Pennsylvania Naval Militia on 31 December 1898, she served as a training ship at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Fate[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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