USS Albatross (SP-1003)

Built: 1912
Acquired by the U.S.Navy: 1917
Commissioned: 10 August 1917
Reclassified: SP-1003 in 1918
Decommissioned: Not known
Struck: Not known
Fate: Returned to Owner, 1 May 1919
General characteristics
Class: Wooden-hulled motor launch
Displacement: 4 tons
Length: 39'0"
Beam: 9'0"
Draft: 3'3"
Speed: 13 k
Complement: Not known
Armament: One machine gun
Propulsion: Not known

The USS Albatross (SP-1003), a wooden-hulled motor launch built in 1912 by the Adams Shipbuilding Co., East Boothbay, Maine, was acquired by the U.S. Navy under a free lease from John R. Rothery of Boston, Massachusetts, for service during World War I.

World War I East Coast Operations

Fitted out at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, and commissioned there on 10 August 1917, the vessel was assigned to the 1st Naval District in which she served as a section patrol boat until February 1919.

Post-War Decommissioning

Following a period in lay-up, she was returned to her owner, John R. Rothery of Boston, Massachusetts, 1 May 1919; Struck from the Navy list, (date unknown). Fate unknown.


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