USS Pollyanna (SP-1048)

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United States
Name: USS Pollyanna
Namesake: Previous name retained
Completed: 1900[1] or 1910[2]
Acquired: 31 July 1917
Commissioned: 4 August 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 22 January 1919
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Pollyanna 1900 or 1910 to 1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 5 gross tons
Length: 35 ft (11 m)
Beam: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Draft: 2 ft (0.61 m)
Speed: 13 knots
Complement: 4

USS Pollyanna (SP-1048) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Pollyanna was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1900[3] or 1910.[4] On 31 July 1917, the U.S. Navy chartered her from her owner, William H. Long of New York City, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned at Newport, Rhode Island, on 4 August 1917 as USS Pollyanna (SP-1048).

Assigned to the 2nd Naval District in southern New England and based at Newport, Pollyanna carried out patrol duties for the rest of World War I.

The Navy returned Pollyanna to Long on 22 January 1919.