USS Jimetta (SP-878)
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Jimetta as the private motorboat Frances II sometime between 1915 and 1917.
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York|
|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|
|Tonnage:||32 gross tons|
|Length:||65 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft (1.2 m) aft|
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.
Jimetta was decommissioned on 11 December 1918 and returned to Studebaker the same day.
- 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 Frances II (Motor Boat, 1915); Later renamed Jimetta. Was USS Jimetta (SP-878) in 1917-1918
- Photo gallery of USS 'Jimetta' (SP 878) at NavSource Naval History