USS Kestrel II (SP-529)

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Yacht Kestrel II.jpg
Kestrel II as a private yacht sometime between 1912 and 1917.
History
United States
Name: USS Kestrel II
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Percy Tuttle, Greenport, New York
Completed: 1912
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
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
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)
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 9
Armament: 1 × 3-pounder gun

USS Kestrel II (SP-529) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

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.

Assiigned to the 2nd Naval District and based at New London, Connecticut, Kestrel II operated on patrol duties in Long Island Sound for the rest of World War I.

Kestrel II was decommissioned on 6 January 1919 and returned to her owner the same day.

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