USS Stinger (SP-1252)
USS Stinger (SP-1252) backing away from dock ca. 1917.
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island|
|Commissioned:||11 December 1917|
|Struck:||14 May 1919|
|Fate:||Transferred to U.S. Department of War 20 November 1919|
|Tonnage:||47 gross tons|
|Length:||80 ft 6 in (24.54 m)|
|Beam:||12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft 5 in (1.04 m)|
Stinger was built in 1917 with the builder's name Herreshoff No. 312 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company at Bristol, Rhode Island, as a private steam yacht for R. S. Russell of Boston, Massachusetts. Russell, who renamed her Stinger, had her built to a naval patrol boat design with the intention of making her available to the U.S. Navy in the event of war. Accordingly, the U.S. Navy purchased Stinger from Russell upon her completion in 1917 for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Stinger (SP-1252) on 11 December 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 History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Stinger (SP-1252), 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Stinger (SP 1252)