USS Shuttle (SP-3572)
Shuttle as a private yacht sometime between 1906 and 1917.
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island|
|Acquired:||31 October 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 28 March 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private yacht Shuttle 1906-1917 and from 1919|
|Tonnage:||33 gross tons|
|Length:||94 ft 6 in (28.80 m)|
|Beam:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)|
Shuttle was built as a private steam yacht in 1906 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company at Bristol, Rhode Island. On 31 October 1918, the U.S. Navy acquired her at Glen Cove, New York, from her owner, H. P. Davidson of New York, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I and assigned her a naval identification number; sources disagree on whether the number was the section patrol number SP-3572 or the naval registry identification number ID-3572. World War I ended eleven days after her acquisition.
Assigned to the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance, Shuttle served on the Potomac River, transporting personnel between the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the Naval Proving Ground at Indian Head, Maryland, and the ordnance facility at Machodoc Creek.
The Navy returned Shuttle to Davidson on 28 March 1919 at Glenwood Landing, New York.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/s12/shuttle.htm and NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Shuttle (SP 3572).
- Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Shuttle (Steam Yacht, 1906). Served as USS Shuttle (ID # 3572) in 1918-1919.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Shuttle (Steam Yacht, 1906). Served as USS Shuttle (ID # 3572) in 1918-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Shuttle (SP 3572)