USS Shirin (SP-915)

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History
United States
Name: USS Shirin
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Gas Engine and Power Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York
Completed: 1896
Acquired: 23 May 1917
Commissioned: 2 June 1917
Decommissioned: 18 December 1918
Fate: Sold 29 June 1921
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Shirin 1896-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 59 gross tons
Length: 110 ft (34 m)
Beam: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Speed: 13.5 knots
Complement: 9
Armament:

USS Shirin (SP-915) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

Shirin was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1896 by the Gas Engine and Power Company at Morris Heights in the Bronx, New York. On 23 May 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, S. T. Rhea, Jr., of New Orleans, Louisiana, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Shirin (SP-915) on 2 June 1917.

Shirin patrolled at New Orleans and in the vicinity of Pensacola, Florida, for the rest of World War I.

Shirin was decommissioned at New Orleans on 18 December 1918. She was sold on 29 June 1921 to Stewart McDonald of St. Louis, Missouri.

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