USS Hupa (SP-650)

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History
United States
Name: USS Hupa
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts
Completed: 1905
Acquired: June 1917
Commissioned: 10 July 1917
Struck: 25 October 1919
Fate: Sold 12 March 1920
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Hupa 1905-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 5 gross register tons
Length: 63 ft (19 m)
Beam: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Draft: 3 ft (0.91 m)
Speed: 25 knots

USS Hupa (SP-650) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Hupa was built as a private motorboat of the same name by George Lawley & Son at Neponset, Massachusetts, in 1905. In June 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, L. T. Carey of Boston, Massachusetts, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Hupa (SP-650) at Boston on 10 July 1917.

Assigned to the 1st Naval District in northern New England, and based at Provincetown, Massachusetts, Hupa served on patrol duties in Cape Cod Bay and on the Cape Cod Canal.

Hupa was stricken from the Navy List on 25 October 1919 and offered for sale. She finally was sold to the Hyde Engineering Works of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 12 March 1920.

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