USS Scout (SP-114)
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|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island|
|Acquired:||25 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||25 June 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 12 December 1917|
|Notes:||In civilian use 1900-1917 and from 1917|
|Length:||81 ft (25 m)|
|Beam:||10 ft 7 in (3.23 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft 5 in (1.04 m)|
|Armament:||1 × 3-pounder gun|
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.
- 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 Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Scout (American Steam Boat, 1900). Served as USS Scout (SP-114) in 1917
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Scout (SP 114)