USS Shirin (SP-915)
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Gas Engine and Power Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York|
|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|
|Tonnage:||59 gross tons|
|Length:||110 ft (34 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft (4.6 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft (1.2 m)|
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- SP-915 Shirin at Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships -- Listed by Hull Number "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from SP-900 through SP-999
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Shirin (SP 915)