USS Elizabeth (SP-1092)
|Builder:||Gulf Fisheries Company, Galveston, Texas|
|Renamed:||SP-1092, probably 1918|
|Struck:||15 November 1918|
|Fate:||Wrecked 15 November 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Elizabeth until 1917|
|Length:||55 ft (17 m)|
Elizabeth was built as a private motorboat of the same name by the Gulf Fisheries Company at Galveston, Texas, for use as a pleasure craft. In October 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, W. L. Moody Jr. of Galveston, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. Moody delivered her to the Navy on or about 2 November 1917, and she was commissioned as USS Elizabeth (SP-1092).
Assigned to the 8th Naval District, Elizabeth carried out patrol duties along the United States Gulf Coast for the rest of World War I. She eventually (presumably sometime in 1918) was renamed USS SP-1092, apparently to avoid confusion with another patrol boat, Elizabeth (SP-972), which was in service from 1917 to 1919.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Elizabeth (American Motor Boat). Served as USS Elizabeth (SP-1092) and USS SP-1092 in 1917-1918
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive SP-1092 ex-Elizabeth (SP 1092)