USS Nettie

Career (United States)
Name: USS Nettie
Namesake: Previous name retained
Completed: 1912
Acquired: 17 August 1917
Commissioned: 1917
Decommissioned: 26 November 1918
Fate: Returned to owner 26 November 1918
Notes: Operated as civilian motorboat Nettie 1912-1917 and from 1918
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 5 tons
Length: 41 ft (12 m)
Beam: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Draft: 2 ft 6 in (0.76 m)
Speed: 8 knots

USS Nettie (SP-1436), was a motorboat that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1918

Phillips was built for civilian use in 1912. The U.S. Navy acquired her for World War I from the Conservation Commission of Maryland on 17 August 1917 and placed her in commission soon thereafter as USS Nettie (SP-1436).

Operating in the 5th Naval District, headquartered at Norfolk, Virginia, during World War I, Nettie patrolled the Patuxent River in Maryland and the adjoining Chesapeake Bay area. She was based at Solomon’s Island, Maryland, where she became frozen in the ice for a time in the extreme cold of February 1918.

Nettie was decommissioned and returned to the Conservation Commission on 26 November 1918.


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