USS Bab (SP-116)
USS Bab (SP-116) hauled out of the water during World War I.
|Namesake:||name given to the boat by her owner prior to her acquisition by the Navy|
|Owner:||Milton Wilson of Chicago, Illinois|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Completed:||in 1916 at South Boston, Massachusetts|
|Acquired:||leased by the Navy on 6 October 1917|
|In service:||October 1917|
|Out of service:||December 1918|
|Struck:||circa December 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to her owner for the sum of $1.00 on 31 December 1918|
|Tonnage:||7 gross tons|
|Propulsion:||Internal combustion engine|
|Speed:||36 miles per hour|
|Armament:||Two machine guns|
USS Bab (SP-116) was high-speed motorboat leased for one dollar by the U.S. Navy during World War I. She was placed in service as a patrol craft and was assigned to the vicinity of Chicago, Illinois. Post-war she was returned to her owner for the sum of one dollar.
Built in South Boston
Bab was a 38-foot section motorboat of the high-speed "sea sled" design built in 1917 at Boston, Massachusetts, by Murray and Tregurtha Company. She was leased by the Navy for $1.00 from Milton Wilson of Chicago, Illinois; and designated as a section patrol craft, SP-116; and delivered on 6 October 1917.
World War I service
Eventually judged “not suitable for naval use,” Bab was returned to her owner for the sum of $1.00 on 31 December 1918.