USS Dicky (SP-231)
Dicky as a civilian motorboat sometime between 1913 and 1917, prior to her U.S. Navy service..
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Weckler Boat Company, Chicago, Illinois|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 14 January 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Dicky 1913-1917 and from 1919|
|Length:||46 ft (14 m)|
Dicky was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name in 1913 by the Weckler Boat Company at Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. Navy leased her from her owner, C.N. Steele of Waukegan, Illinois, in April 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned in mid-June 1917 as USS Dicky (SP-231).
Dicky was returned to Steele on 14 January 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: Dicky (American Motor Boat, 1913). Was USS Dicky (SP-231) in 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Dicky (SP 231)