USS Hupa (SP-650)
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts|
|Commissioned:||10 July 1917|
|Struck:||25 October 1919|
|Fate:||Sold 12 March 1920|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Hupa 1905-1917|
|Tonnage:||5 gross register tons|
|Length:||63 ft (19 m)|
|Beam:||8 ft (2.4 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft (0.91 m)|
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- SP-650 Hupa at Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships -- Listed by Hull Number "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from SP-600 through SP-699
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Hupa (SP 650)