USS Shark (SP-534)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
USS Shark (SP-534).jpg
USS Shark while hauled out of the water sometime between 1917 and 1919.
History
United States
Name: USS Shark
Namesake: The shark (previous name retained)
Completed: 1909
Acquired: 17 May 1917
Commissioned: 24 May 1917
Struck: 16 September 1919
Fate: Sold 20 October 1919
Notes: Operated as civilian motorboat Ildico IV[1] and Shark 1909-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 30 tons
Length: 74 ft 4 in (22.66 m)
Beam: 12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)
Draft: 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m)
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 12
Armament:

The fourth USS Shark (SP-534) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Shark was built as the civilian motorboat Ildico IV[2] in 1909 at South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. She later was renamed Shark. The U.S. Navy purchased Shark from her owner, Louis Herzog of New York City, on 17 May 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned on 24 May 1917 as USS Shark (SP-534).

Assigned to section patrol duty in the 1st Naval District in northern New England, Shark conducted harbor patrols there for the rest of World War I and for a few months after the end of the war.

Shark was stricken from the Navy List on 16 September 1919 and sold to Morgan Barnes on 20 October 1919.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Dictionary of Naval Fighting Ships' online reference to her as Ildeo IV appears to be an optical scanner error induced during conversion of the hard-copy version of the document into an electronic format.
  2. ^ The Dictionary of Naval Fighting Ships' online reference to her as Ildeo IV appears to be an optical scanner error induced during conversion of the hard-copy version of the document into an electronic format.

References[edit]