USS Scout (SP-114)

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Steam boat Scout (1900).jpg
Scout in civilian use sometime between 1900 and 1917, prior to her U.S. Navy service.
History
United States
Name: USS Scout
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island
Completed: 1900
Acquired: 25 May 1917
Commissioned: 25 June 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 12 December 1917
Notes: In civilian use 1900-1917 and from 1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 30 tons
Length: 81 ft (25 m)
Beam: 10 ft 7 in (3.23 m)
Draft: 3 ft 5 in (1.04 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 22 knots
Armament: 1 × 3-pounder gun

The second USS Scout (SP-114) was an armed steamboat that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel in 1917.

Scout was built as a civilian pleasure craft in 1900 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company at Bristol, Rhode Island. The U.S. Navy acquired Scout from her owner, Mr. August Belmont of New York City, on 25 May 1917 for use as a patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned on 25 June 1917 as USS Scout (SP-114).

Assigned to the 3rd Naval District, Scout served on patrol duty in the New York City area for five months. Apparently she was unsuitable for naval service, because the Navy returned her to her owner on 12 December 1917.

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