USS Nahma (SP-771)
|Builder:||Clydebank Engine and Shipbuilding Company, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Commissioned:||27 August 1917|
|Decommissioned:||19 July 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner|
|Displacement:||2,900 long tons (2,947 t)|
|Length:||319 ft (97 m)|
|Beam:||36 ft 6 in (11.13 m)|
|Draft:||18 ft 6 in (5.64 m)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
USS Nahma (SP-771), an armed yacht, was built by the Clydebank Engine and SB Co., Glasgow, Scotland in 1897; acquired by the United States Navy on free lease from Robert Walton Goelet on 21 June 1917 for use as a section patrol vessel and commissioned on 27 August 1917, Lt. Comdr. E. Friedrick in command.
Soon after fitting out and shakedown, Nahma reported to Gibraltar to join a group of American vessels based there and serving as convoy escorts. With these ships, she escorted vessels in the Mediterranean, as well as between the UK and Gibraltar until the end of World War I. Following the Armistice she remained in the Mediterranean for relief and quasi-diplomatic work. Operating in the Aegean and Black Seas she carried relief supplies to refugee areas; evacuated American nationals, non-combatants, the sick, and the wounded from civil war torn areas of Russia and Turkey; and provided communications services between ports. She was decommissioned at Greenock, Scotland, on 19 July 1919, and was returned to her owner.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.