|USS Wanderer (SP-2440)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Craig Brothers, Norfolk, Virginia|
|Acquired:||13 April 1917|
|Commissioned:||13 April 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 30 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Wanderer 1913-1917 and from the end of 1918|
|Length:||33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)|
|Beam:||9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)|
|Draft:||2 ft 6 in (0.76 m) mean|
Wanderer was a motorboat built in 1913 at Norfolk, Virginia, by Craig Brothers, and owned by R. F. Barret of Norfolk. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy for service as a section patrol boat during World War I. Inspected at the 5th Naval District on 13 April 1917 and designated SP-2440, she was placed in commission on the same day as USS Wanderer.
Wanderer operated on local and section patrol duties for the duration of World War I. She was returned to her owner on 30 December 1918.
Wanderer was one of two U.S. Navy ships named USS Wanderer in service simultaneously during World War I, the other being USS Wanderer (SP-132).
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Wanderer (SP 2440)
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