USS Shada (SP-580)

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USS Shada (SP-580).jpg
A damaged photograph of USS Shada (SP-580) sometime between 1917 and 1919.
United States
Name: USS Shada
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts
Completed: 1908
Acquired: 3[1] or 28[2] April 1917
Commissioned: 3 April[3] or 22 May[4] 1917
Decommissioned: 2 December 1918
Fate: Returned to owner 23 April 1919
Notes: Operated as motorboat Shada 1908-1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 66 gross register tons
Length: 96 ft (29 m)
Beam: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Draft: 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Speed: 10.5 knots
Complement: 14

USS Shada (SP-580) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Shada was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1908 by George Lawley & Son at Neponset, Massachusetts. On either 3[5] or 28[6] April 1917, her owner, Mrs. G. W. Sortwell of Boston, Massachusetts, loaned her to the U.S. Navy for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned on either 3 April[7] or 22 May[8] 1917 as USS Shada (SP-580) with Ensign Daniel R. Sortwell, USNRF, in command.

Presumably assigned to the 1st Naval District in northern New England, Shada patrolled in Boston Harbor and along the New Hampshire and Maine coasts for the rest of World War I.

Shada was decommissioned on 2 December 1918 and returned to her owner on 23 April 1919.