|Acquired by the U.S.Navy:||1917|
|Commissioned:||10 August 1917|
|Reclassified:||SP-1003 in 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to Owner, 1 May 1919|
|Class:||Wooden-hulled motor launch|
|Armament:||One machine gun|
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.
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.