USS Coyote (SP-84)

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A damaged photograph of USS Coyote in the boat basin at Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois, ca. 1917. She is still in her civilian paint scheme, with Coyote of Chicago painted on her stern.
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Name: USS Coyote
Namesake: Previous name retained
Completed: 1897
Acquired: 7 April 1917
Commissioned: 7 April 1917
Struck: 17 June 1919
Fate: Sold 13 December 1919
Notes: Operated as private motorboat 1897-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel, training vessel, and supply boat
Length: 89 ft (27 m)
Armament: 2 x 1-pounder guns

USS Coyote (SP-84) was United States Navy, patrol boat, training vessel, and supply boat in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Coyote was a civilian motorboat completed in 1897. The U.S. Navy purchased her from her owner, Sylvester Sparling of Evanston, Illinois, for World War I service on 7 April 1917 and commissioned her as USS Coyote (SP-84) the same day.

Coyote was assigned to the 9th Naval District for patrol duty at Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois, and at Chicago, Illinois. She also was used also to instruct enlisted men and transport supplies, being laid up each winter when the Great Lakes iced over.

Coyote was stricken from the Navy List on 17 June 1919 and sold on 13 December 1919.