USS Albacore (SP-751)

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Albacore as a private motorboat sometime between 1900 and 1917.
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Name: USS Albacore
Namesake: The albacore, a small tuna (previous name retained)
Builder: Howard Brothers, San Diego, California
Completed: 1900
Acquired: 21 June 1917
Commissioned: 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 19 March 1919
Notes: Operated as civilian motorboat Albacore 1900-1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 14 tons
Length: 50 ft 8 in (15.44 m)
Beam: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
Draft: 4 ft 7 in (1.40 m)
Speed: 7 knots
Armament: 1 x 1-pounder gun
1 x machine gun

The first USS Albacore (SP-751) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Albacore was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name in 1900 by Howard Brothers at San Diego, California. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, Bryant H. Howard of San Diego, in 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. Ordered to be delivered to the Navy on 21 June 1917, she was commissioned soon thereafter as USS Albacore (SP-751).

Assigned to the 12th Naval District, Albacore operated on section patrol duty off northern California for the rest of World War I.

Albacore was returned to her owner on 19 March 1919.