USS Resolute (SP-3218)

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Name: USS Resolute
Namesake: Resolute: marked by firm determination; resolved (previous name retained)
Completed: 1906
Acquired: 8 August 1918
Commissioned: 14 January 1919
Fate: Transferred to United States Marine Corps 31 May 1919
Notes: In commercial service 1906-1918
In U.S. Marine Corps service 1919-1920
In commercial service from 1920
General characteristics
Type: Tug
Tonnage: 68 tons
Length: 89 ft (27 m)
Beam: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m) (mean)
Speed: 6.9 knots
Complement: 14

Note: This ship should not be confused with the third USS Resolute (SP-1309) or fifth USS Resolute (SP-3003), which were in commission at the same time.

The fourth USS Resolute (SP-3218) was a tug that served in the United States Navy in 1919.

Resolute was built as a wooden-hulled commercial tug in 1906 at Mobile, Alabama. She was ordered purchased from her owner, John Emile Dredging Company of Jacksonville, Florida, on 8 August 1918 for World War I service in the U.S. Navy. The war had ended by the time she was commissioned as USS Resolute (SP-3218) on 14 January 1919 with Chief Boatswain's Mate Hans Peterson in charge.

Resolute performed local patrol and minesweeping duties within the Parris Island, South Carolina, Section Patrol area, operating from Port Royal, South Carolina.

On 31 May 1919, Resolute was transferred to the United States Marine Corps at Parris Island. On 21 April 1920, she was sold to West India Steamship Company of New York City, for which she served through at least 1926. No records are available regarding her operations or fate after 1926.