USS Caroline (SP-1105)

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Motorboat Caroline.jpg
Caroline as a private motorboat sometime between 1912 and 1917.
History
United States
Name: USS Caroline
Namesake: Previous name retained
Completed: 1912
Acquired: 17 May 1917
Commissioned: 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 23 December 1918
Notes: Operated as civilian motorboat Caroline 1912-1917 and from 1918
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Length: 42 ft 6 in (12.95 m)
Beam: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Speed: 8 knots
Complement: 7
Armament: 2 × machine guns

USS Caroline (SP-1105) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Caroline was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1912. On 17 May 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her under a free lease from her owner, R. Brackenbury of San Diego, California, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Caroline (SP-1105) with Ensign F. K. Wyatt in command.

Assigned to the 12th Naval District, Caroline served on harbor patrol and guard ship duty at San Diego through the end of World War I.

The Navy returned Caroline to Brackenbury on 23 December 1918.

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