USS Arcturus (SP-182)
USS Arcturus (SP-182) in an icy port, circa 1917-1919.
|Namesake:||The principal star of the northern constellation Boötes with a magnitude of .2 and located 36 light years distant from the Earth.|
|Builder:||Gas Engine and Power Co. and the Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, New York|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||by the Navy 25 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||18 August 1917 as Arcturus (SP-182)|
|Decommissioned:||7 May 1919|
|Renamed:||USS SP-182 in 1918|
|Homeport:||3rd Naval District, at New York City|
|Fate:||sold 4 October 1919|
|Class and type:||Yacht|
|Complement:||16 officers and enlisted|
One 3-pounder gun |
Two machine guns
Yacht built in New York
Arcturus (SP-182) -- a wooden-hulled yacht built in 1911 by the Gas Engine & Power Co. and the Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, New York -- was purchased by the Navy from Martin L. Quinn of New York City on 25 May 1917; and placed in commission on 18 August 1917.
World War I service
For her whole career, Arcturus was assigned to the section patrol duty in the 3d Naval District. headquartered at New York City.
She was decommissioned on 7 May 1919 and sold on 4 October 1919 to Reinhard Hall, Brooklyn, New York.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- USS Arcturus (SP-182), 1917-1919. Later renamed SP-182. Originally the Civilian Motor Boat Arcturus (1911)
- NavSource Online: SP-182 - ex-Arcturus (SP 182)