USS Jimetta (SP-878)

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Motorboat Frances II.jpg
Jimetta as the private motorboat Frances II sometime between 1915 and 1917.
United States
Name: USS Jimetta
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York
Completed: 1915
Acquired: 16 July 1917
Commissioned: 11 September 1917
Decommissioned: 11 December 1918
Fate: Returned to owner 11 December 1918
Notes: Operated as private motor yacht Frances II and Jimetta 1915-1917 and Jimetta from 1918
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 32 gross tons
Length: 65 ft (20 m)
Beam: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m) aft
Speed: 10 knots

USS Jimetta (SP-878) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Jimetta was built as the private motor yacht Frances II in 1915 by the New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Company at Morris Heights in the Bronx, New York. She later was renamed Jimetta.

On 16 July 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired Jimetta from her owner, Clement Studebaker of South Bend, Indiana, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Jimetta (SP-878) on 11 September 1917 at the New York Navy Yard at Brooklyn, New York, with Chief Boatswain’s Mate H. A. Holland, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 3rd Naval District, Jimetta served as a patrol and dispatch boat in Long Island Sound for the rest of World War I.

Jimetta was decommissioned on 11 December 1918 and returned to Studebaker the same day.