USS Kestrel II (SP-529)
Kestrel II as a private yacht sometime between 1912 and 1917.
|Name:||USS Kestrel II|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Percy Tuttle, Greenport, New York|
|Acquired:||2 June 1917|
|Commissioned:||4 June 1917|
|Decommissioned:||6 January 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 6 January 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private yacht Kestrel II 1912-1917 and from 1919|
|Tonnage:||93 gross register tons|
|Length:||108 ft 6 in (33.07 m)|
|Beam:||18 ft (5.5 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)|
|Armament:||1 × 3-pounder gun|
Kestrel II was built in 1912 as a private motor yacht of the same name by Percy Tuttle at Greenport on Long Island, New York, for D. Herbert Hostetter of New York City. On 2 June 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Kestrel II (SP-529) on 4 June 1917 at Newport, Rhode Island, with Chief Boatswain's Mate C. E. Black, USNRF, in command.
Kestrel II was decommissioned on 6 January 1919 and returned to her owner 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: Kestrel II (Motor Yacht, 1912). Served as USS Kestrel II (SP-529) in 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Kestrel II (SP 529)