USS Siwash (SP-12)
Siwash in 1916-1917, prior to her U.S. Navy service
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Gas Engine and Power Company, Morris Heights, New York|
|Acquired:||18 June 1917|
|Commissioned:||18 August 1917|
|Decommissioned:||10 May 1919|
|Fate:||Transferred to U.S. Department of Commerce 16 June 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Siwash 1916-1917|
|Length:||78 ft (24 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft 1 in (1.24 m)|
Siwash was built in 1916 by the Gas Engine and Power Company at Morris Heights, New York, as a private motorboat of the same name. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, C. A. Schieren of New York City, on 18 June 1917 for World War I service. She was commissioned as USS Siwash (SP-12) on 18 August 1917.
- 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 Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Siwash (Motor Boat, 1916). Served as USS Siwash (SP-12) in 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Siwash (SP 12)