USS Hyac (SP-216)
USS Hyac on 26 November 1917, hauled out of the water on a marine railway, probably for winter lay-up.
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Weckler Boat Company, Chicago, Illinois|
|Commissioned:||5 July 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 26 November 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Hyac 1915-1917 and from November 1918|
|Length:||75 ft 4 in (22.96 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
Hyac was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name in 1915 by the Weckler Boat Company at Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, W. M. Derby of Chicago, in 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned as USS Hyac (SP-216) on 5 July 1917 with Lieutenant W. M. Derby in command.
Based at Chicago and assigned to the "9th, 10th, and 11th Naval Districts" -- at the time a single administrative entity made up of the 9th Naval District, 10th Naval District, and 11th Naval District -- Hyac served as a patrol boat on the Great Lakes between Chicago and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, during World War I.
Following the end of the war, Hyac was returned to her owner on 26 November 1918.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy: Navy History and Heritage Command: Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships: USS Hyac (SP-216), 1917-1918.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Hyac (SP 216)