USS Eclipse (SP-417)

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Motor Schooner Eclipse.jpg
Eclipse in civilian use sometime between 1906 and 1917.
History
United States
Name: USS Eclipse
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Bishops, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Completed: 1906
Acquired: 31 August 1917
Commissioned: 31 August 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 6 January 1919
Notes: Operated as private schooner Eclipse 1906-1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Length: 84 ft (26 m)
Beam: 19 ft 11 in (6.07 m)
Draft: 12 ft (3.7 m) aft
Propulsion: Sails plus auxiliary gasoline engine, one shaft
Sail plan: Schooner-rigged
Speed: 7 knots
Complement: 14
Armament: 1 × 3-pounder gun

USS Eclipse (SP-417) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Eclipse was built as a private motor schooner of the same name in 1906 by Bishops at Gloucester, Massachusetts. On 31 August 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her under a free lease from her owner, Frank W. Spencer of Savannah, Georgia, for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned the same day as USS Eclipse (SP-417) with Lieutenant, junior grade, J. S. Thompson, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 6th Naval District, Eclipse was based at Savannah, where she served as a pilot boat and guard ship for the remainder of World War I.

Eclipse was returned to her owner on 6 January 1919.

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