USS Priscilla (SP-44)
Priscilla before the United States entered World War I.
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|Name:||USS Priscilla (proposed)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||David Clark, Kennebunkport, Maine|
|Acquired:||19 June 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 17 December 1917|
|Notes:||Registered as SP-44 for potential U.S. Navy service|
|Type:||Patrol vessel (proposed)|
|Length:||67 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)|
Priscilla was built in 1884 by David Clark at Kennebunkport, Maine. Her owner, Frederick S. Fisher of New Rochelle, New York, delivered her to the U.S. Navy for possible World War I service on 19 June 1917. The Navy gave her the Section Patrol registry SP-44, but never commissioned her. The Navy returned her to Fisher on 17 December 1917.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy: Naval Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Mystery (Motor Boat, 1916)
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Mystery (SP 16)