USS Jolly Roger (SP-1031)
|Name:||USS Jolly Roger|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||W. T. Kuddock, New York City|
|Acquired:||16 December 1917|
|Commissioned:||December 1917 or early 1918|
|Struck:||4 April 1919|
|Fate:||Damaged beyond repair 6 November 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Jolly Roger 1917|
|Length:||55 ft 2 in (16.81 m)|
|Beam:||9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft (0.91 m)|
Jolly Roger was built as a private wooden motorboat of the same name in 1917 by W. T. Kuddock at New York City. In 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, J. S. Van Allen of New York City, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. The Navy took delivery of her at Newport, Rhode Island, on 16 December 1917, and she was commissioned as USS Jolly Roger (SP-1031).
Assigned to the Torpedo Station at Newport, Jolly Roger performed work ranging torpedoes, as well as aiding in experimental work on naval mines and depth charges. She also engaged in general dispatch boat and supply work in the Newport harbor area.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- SP-1031 Jolly Roger 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-1000 through SP-1099
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Jolly Roger (SP 1031)