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.

References

  • 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)
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