USS Dixie III (SP-701)
USS SP-701, ex-USS Dixie III sometime between April 1918 and May 1919.
|Builder:||Bowes and Mower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Acquired:||early May 1917|
|Commissioned:||early May 1917|
|Renamed:||SP-701 April 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to owner May 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Dixie III 1911-1917 and from 1919|
|Length:||54.1 ft (16.5 m)|
Dixie III was built in 1911 as a civilian motorboat of the same name by Bowes and Mower at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The State of Maine operated her as a pleasure craft until early May 1917, when the U.S. Navy acquired her for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Dixie III (SP-701) in early May 1917.
SP-701 was returned to the State of Maine in May 1919.