USS Caroline (SP-1105)
Caroline as a private motorboat sometime between 1912 and 1917.
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Acquired:||17 May 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 23 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Caroline 1912-1917 and from 1918|
|Length:||42 ft 6 in (12.95 m)|
|Beam:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft (1.2 m)|
|Armament:||2 × machine guns|
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.
The Navy returned Caroline to Brackenbury on 23 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 History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Caroline (American Motor Boat, 1912). Served as USS Caroline (SP-1105) in 1917-1918
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Caroline (SP 1105)