USS Yo Ho (SP-463)
|Name:||USS Yo Ho|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Bath Marine Construction Company, Bath, Maine|
|Commissioned:||12 May 1917|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping 2 June 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Yo Ho 1910-1917|
|Length:||46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)|
|Beam:||10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)|
|Draft:||2 ft 8.5 in (0.826 m) mean|
|Armament:||2 × machine guns|
Yo Ho was built in 1910 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Marine Construction Company. The U.S. Navy acquired her for World War I service from H. D. Bacon, of Bath, designated her SP-463, armed her, and commissioned her on 12 May 1917 as USS Yo Ho, Boatswain T. H. Barber, USNRF, in command.
Yo Ho was sold for scrap on 2 June 1919 to G. F. Blackburn of New York, New York. Her voyage to the scrapyard was eventful. On 14 June 1919, she was tied to the patrol boat USS Patrol No. 7 (SP-31) and along with Patrol No. 7 under tow by the submarine chaser USS SC-241 when Patrol No. 7 sank between Scituate, Massachusetts, and Minot's Ledge, about 15 nautical miles (28 kilometers) southeast of the Boston Light Vessel. Yo Ho apparently remained afloat despite this mishap and continued her voyage to the scrapyard.
- 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: Yo Ho (American Motor Boat, 1910). Served as USS Yo Ho (SP-463) in 1917-1919)
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Yo Ho (SP 463)
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Patrol No. 7 (SP 31)