USS Kumigan (SP-97)
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|Name:||USS Kumigan (proposed)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Great Lakes Boat Building Corporation|
|Acquired:||8 May 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner early summer 1917|
|Notes:||Saw no active U.S. Navy service|
|Type:||Patrol vessel (proposed)|
|Length:||76 ft (23 m)|
|Beam:||13 ft (4.0 m)|
|Draft:||2 ft 9 in (0.84 m)|
|Armament:||1 x 1-pounder gun|
Kumigan was built as a civilian motor yacht in 1917 by the Great Lakes Boat Building Corporation. The U.S. Navy acquired her on 8 May 1917 from her owner, Albert Pack of East Chicago, Illinois, for use as a patrol vessel during World War I.
Kumigan was assigned the section patrol designation SP-97 and was enrolled in the Naval Coastal Defense Reserve on 10 May 1917. However, she was never commissioned, saw no active U.S. Navy service, and was returned to her owner early in the summer of 1917.
- 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 Kumigan (SP 97)