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USS Teaser (SP-933)
USS Teaser (SP-933)
USS Teaser (SP-933) in the Elizabeth River off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, sometime between November 1917 and December 1918.
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Name: USS Teaser
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: W. F. Dunn, Norfolk, Virginia
Completed: 1916
Acquired: November 1917
Commissioned: 29 November 1917
Struck: 15 February 1919
Fate: Burned and sank 27 December 1918
Notes: Operated as civilian motorboat Teaser 1916-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 20 gross tons
Length: 60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
Beam: 12 ft 0 in (3.66 m)
Draft: 3 ft (0.91 m) aft
Propulsion: Gasoline engine
Speed: 11.2 knots
Complement: 8
Armament: 2 x 1-pounder guns

The second USS Teaser (SP-933) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Teaser was built as a civilian wooden-hulled cabin launch of the same name in 1916 by W. F. Dunn at Norfolk, Virginia. In November 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, George Roper & Brother, for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Teaser (SP-933) on 29 November 1917.

Assigned to the 5th Naval District, Teaser served on patrol duties in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area for the rest of World War I and into December 1918. On 27 December 1918, an engine backfire started a fire aboard Teaser, and she burned and sank in Hampton Roads.

Teaser was stricken from the Navy List on 15 February 1919.


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