USS Albacore (SP-751)
Albacore as a private motorboat sometime between 1900 and 1917.
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||The albacore, a small tuna (previous name retained)|
|Builder:||Howard Brothers, San Diego, California|
|Acquired:||21 June 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 19 March 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Albacore 1900-1917 and from 1919|
|Length:||50 ft 8 in (15.44 m)|
|Beam:||9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft 7 in (1.40 m)|
1 x 1-pounder gun|
1 x machine gun
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).
Albacore was returned to her owner on 19 March 1919.
- 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: Civilian Ships: Albacore (American Motor Boat, 1900). Served as USS Albacore (SP-751) in 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Albacore (SP 751)