USS Fantana (SP-71)
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Gas Engine and Power Company and Charles L. Seabury and Sons Company, Morris Heights, New York|
|Commissioned:||17 March 1917|
|Decommissioned:||11 January 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 11 January 1919|
|Notes:||In use as private yacht motorboat Fantana 1902-1917 and from 1919|
|Length:||72 ft (22 m)|
|Beam:||12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft (0.91 m)|
|Armament:||1 x 1-pounder gun|
Fantana was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1902 at Morris Heights, New York, by the Gas Engine and Power Company and the Charles L. Seabury and Sons Company. The U.S. Navy chartered her in 1917 for World War I service and commissioned her on 17 March 1917 as USS Fantana (SP-71) with Ensign N. B. Wolcott in command.
Fantana was attached to Squadron 8 for patrol and picket duty on stations assigned in the 5th Naval District.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Fantana (SP 71)