USS Onward II (SP-728)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Onward II (1917-1918)
USS SP-728 (1918)
|Namesake:||Onward II was her previous name retained; SP-728 was her section patrol number|
|Builder:||Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, Michigan|
|Acquired:||23 June 1917|
|Commissioned:||25 June 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 2 December 1918|
|Notes:||Served as civilian motorboat Onward II until 1917 and from December 1918|
|Length:||60 ft (18 m)|
|Beam:||11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft (0.91 m) mean|
|Armament:||1 x 1-pounder guns
1 x machine gun
Onward II was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name by Defoe Boat and Motor Works at Bay City, Michigan. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, W. S. Forsythe, on 23 June 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel and commissioned her on 25 June 1917 as USS Onward II (SP-728).
SP-728 was returned to her owner on 2 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 Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Onward II (American Motor Boat, in service in 1917). Served as USS Onward II (SP-728) and USS SP-728 in 1917-1918
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive SP-728 ex-Onward II (SP 728)