USS General Putnam (SP-2284)

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Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1902 at Wilmington, Delaware
Acquired: 6 February 1918
In service: 29 July 1919
Out of service: 2 October 1919
Struck: 1919 (est.)
Fate: returned to owner, 2 October 1919
General characteristics
Displacement: 205 tons
Length: 122' 6"
Beam: 28'
Draught: 9'
Propulsion: steam engine
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: crew of 13
Armament: none

USS General Putnam (SP-2284) was ferry boat acquired by the U.S. Navy for local service for a short period of time during World War I. She was returned to her owner at the close of the war.

World War I service

General Putnam (SP-2284), a ferry boat, was built in 1902 by Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, Delaware; acquired under charter by the U.S. Navy 6 February 1918 from her owner, John E. Moore & Co., New York City; taken over 16 July 1918; and placed in service at New York City 29 July 1919.

Assigned to the 3d Naval District, General Putnam was manned by the owner's civilian crew and was used as a ferry boat between New York Navy Yard and Ellis Island.

After the Armistice, she was returned to her owner 2 October 1919.