USS Shur (SP-782)

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USS Shur (SP-782) at the Portland Section Base in Portland, Maine, ca. 1918.
United States
Name: USS Shur
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Murray and Tregurtha, South Boston, Massachusetts
Completed: 1906
Acquired: 11 June 1917
Commissioned: 22 June 1917
Decommissioned: 18 January 1919
Struck: 18 September 1919
Fate: Sold 4 December 1919
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Tyche and Shur from 1906 to 1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 48 gross tons
Length: 78 ft 8 in (23.98 m)
Beam: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Speed: 12.7 knots
Complement: 15

USS Shur (SP-782) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Shur was built as the private motorboat Tyche in 1906 by Murray and Tregurtha at South Boston, Massachusetts. She later was renamed Shur.

On 11 June 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired Shur from her owner, F. W. Pollard of Boston, Massachusetts, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned on 22 June 1917 as USS Shur (SP-782).

Assigned to the 1st Naval District in northern New England, Shur carried out patrol duties for the rest of World War I and into January 1919.

Shur was decommissioned on 16 January 1919 and stricken from the Navy List on 18 September 1919. She was sold to William H. Browning of New York City on 4 December 1919.


Shur as a private motorboat sometime between 1906 and 1917.