|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.
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||W. F. Dunn, Norfolk, Virginia|
|Commissioned:||29 November 1917|
|Struck:||15 February 1919|
|Fate:||Burned and sank 27 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Teaser 1916-1917|
|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|
|Armament:||2 x 1-pounder guns|
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.
- 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 Teaser (SP-933), 1917-1918. Originally the civilian motor boat Teaser (1916)
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Teaser (SP 933)
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