USS Bessie Jones (SP-1476)

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History
United States
Name: USS Bessie Jones
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Joseph W. Brooks, Little Choptank River, Maryland
Completed: 1892
Acquired: 24 August 1917
Commissioned: 1917
Decommissioned: 27 November 1918
Fate: Returned to owner 27 November 1918
Notes: Operated as civilian schooner Bessie Jones 1892-1917 and from 1918
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Length: 62 ft (19 m)
Beam: 20 ft 0 in (6.10 m)
Draft: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Complement: 9

USS Bessie Jones (SP-1476) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Bessie Jones was built as a civilian schooner of the same name in 1892 by Joseph W. Brooks at the Little Choptank River in Maryland. On 24 August 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, the Conservation Commission of Maryland, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Bessie Jones (SP-1476).

Bessie Jones served on patrol duties, presumably in the Chesapeake Bay area, for the rest of World War I. She was decommissioned on 27 November 1918, and the Navy returned her to the Conservation Commission the same day.

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