USS Daiquiri (SP-1285)

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USS Daiquiri SP-1285 at anchor.jpg
Daiquiri (American Motor Boat, 1917) anchored in a harbor, prior to her World War I Navy service.
Union Navy Jack United States
Name: USS Daiquiri
Namesake: Former name retained by the Navy
Builder: not known
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 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
Struck: 1920 (est.)
Homeport: Kittery, Maine, reporting to the 1st Naval District
Fate: sold on 10 March 1920
General characteristics
Type: Motorboat
Displacement: not known
Length: 62' 4"
Beam: not known
Draft: not known
Propulsion: not known
Complement: not known
Armament: not known

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Post-war disposition[edit]

Inactivated in April 1919, the boat was sold in March 1920.

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