USS Daiquiri (SP-1285)
Daiquiri (American Motor Boat, 1917) anchored in a harbor, prior to her World War I Navy service.
|Namesake:||Former name retained by the Navy|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Christened:||as Herreshoff Hull 317; later renamed Daiquiri|
|Completed:||in 1917 at Bristol, Rhode Island|
|Acquired:||2 October 1917|
|In service:||2 October 1917 as USS Daiquiri (SP-1285)|
|Out of service:||April 1919|
|Homeport:||Kittery, Maine, reporting to the 1st Naval District|
|Fate:||sold on 10 March 1920|
USS Daiquiri (SP-1285) was a motorboat – one of a series of identical boats – planned and built by the U.S. Navy in the event they would be needed during World War I. Daiquiri was armed as a patrol craft and assigned to New England waterways under the cognizance of the 1st Naval District based at Kittery, Maine. She was sold when the war ended.
Constructed in Rhode Island
Daiquiri, 62'4" motor boat, was constructed in 1917 at Bristol, Rhode Island, as Herreshoff Hull # 317. She was one of a group of identical craft built in the expectation that they would be needed by the Navy should the United States enter World War I.
World War I service
Purchased by the Navy in mid-September 1917, she was commissioned in early October as USS Daiquiri (SP-1285) and performed patrol service for the 1st Naval District in New England waters for the rest of the conflict.
Inactivated in April 1919, the boat was sold in March 1920.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Daiquiri (American Motor Boat, 1917). Served as USS Daiquiri (SP-1285) in 1917-1920