USS Greyhound (SP-437)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Greyhound.
Career (United States)
Name: USS Greyhound
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Great Lakes Boatbuilding Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Completed: 1916
Acquired: 20 June 1917
Fate: Sold 2 July 1919
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Greyhound 1916-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 135 gross register tons
Length: 40 ft (12 m)
Beam: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Draft: 2 ft 3 in (0.69 m)
Speed: 18 knots
Armament: 1 x 1-pounder gun

The second USS Greyhound (SP-437) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Greyhound was built in 1916 as a private motorboat of the same name by the Great Lakes Boatbuilding Corporation at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On 20 June 1917, the U.S. Navy purchased Greyhound at Key West, Florida, from Mrs. Ida W. Seybert for use as a section patrol vessel during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Greyhound (SP-437).

Assigned to the 7th Naval District, Greyhound served on patrol duty in Florida waters at Tampa Bay and in Key West Harbor for the remainder of World War I and into 1919.

Decommissioned after World War I, Greyhound was sold on 2 July 1919.


  • This article incorporates text from the here.
  • Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships Listed by Hull Number: "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from SP-400 through SP-499
  • NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Greyhound (SP 437)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.