USS Courtenay P (SP-899)

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USS Courtenay P (SP-899).jpg
USS Courtenay P sometime in 1917 or 1918.
History
United States
Name:
  • USS Courtenay P (1917-1918)
  • USS SP-899 (1918)
Namesake:
  • Courtenay P was her previous name retained
  • SP-899 was her section patrol number
Builder: Gas Engine and Power Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York
Completed: ca. 1916
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
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Length: 52 ft (16 m)
An unidentified private motorboat the United States Navy described as an "exact duplicate" of Courtney P, showing Courtenay P's appearance prior to her U.S. Navy service.

USS Courtenay P (SP-899) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

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.

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