USS Courtenay P (SP-899)
USS Courtenay P sometime in 1917 or 1918.
|Builder:||Gas Engine and Power Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York|
|Acquired:||Ordered delivered 5 July 1917|
|Commissioned:||30 August 1917|
|Renamed:||SP-899' in 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 12 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Courtenay P 1916-1917 and from 1918|
|Length:||52 ft (16 m)|
Courtenay P was built as a private motorboat of the same name in about 1916 by the Gas Engine and Power Company at Morris Heights in the Bronx, New York. On 5 July 1917, she was ordered delivered to the U.S. Navy for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Courtenay P (SP-899) on 30 August 1917. In 1918, her name was changed to USS SP-899.
On 6 July 1918, the Navy declared SP-899 unfit for further service and ordered her returned to her owner. Accordingly, she was duly returned to her owner on 12 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: Courtenay P (American Motor Boat, circa 1916). Served as USS Courtenay P (SP-899) and USS SP-899 in 1917-1918
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive SP-899 ex-Courtenay P. (SP 899)