USS Content (SP-538)
USS Content at anchor in a New England harbor in mid-1917.
|Commissioned:||22 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||30 January 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 3 February 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Dolph II and Content 1912-1917|
|Length:||74 ft 0 in (22.56 m)|
|Beam:||13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft 8 in (1.42 m)|
|Armament:||1 × 1-pounder gun|
After the United States entered World War I, the U.S. Navy chartered Content for use as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned as USS Content (SP-538) on 22 May 1917 with Boatswain W. F. Jordan, USNRF, in command. She was assigned to the 1st Naval District, where she patrolled in defense of coastal waters in northern New England through the end of the war.
Content was decommissioned on 30 January 1919. On 3 February 1919 she was returned to her owner.
- 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: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Content (SP-538), 1917-1919. Previously the civilian motor boat Dolph II (1912) and Content
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Content (SP 538)