|USS Acoma (SP-1228)|
Acoma (American Motor Boat, 1917) underway, prior to her World War I Navy service.
|Namesake:||An Indian tribe of the Keresan family native to Valencia County, New Mexico.|
|Owner:||Theodore D. Partridge of New York City|
|Builder:||Gas Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, New York|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Christened:||Originally designated Hull No. 2571|
|Completed:||1917 at Morris Heights, New York|
|Acquired:||leased by the Navy 25 September 1917|
|Commissioned:||18 October as USS Acoma (SP-1228)|
|Decommissioned:||circa 25 November 1918|
|Struck:||circa 25 November 1918|
Newport, Rhode Island|
New Bedford, Massachusetts
|Fate:||returned to her owner on 25 November 1918.|
One 1-pounder gun |
One AA machine gun
The first USS Acoma (SP-1228) was a relatively fast motorboat for the time—capable of running at 25 knots – that was leased from its owner by the United States Navy during World War I. She was outfitted as an armed patrol craft and assigned to patrol the waterways of Newport, Rhode Island, and New Bedford, Massachusetts. She was returned to her owner at war’s end.
Built in New York
Acoma (SP-1228), a section patrol motor boat, was built in 1917 by the Gas Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, New York; acquired by the Navy on a free lease from Theodore D. Partridge of New York City on 25 September 1917; and commissioned on 18 October 1917, Chief Boatswain's Mate Clarence E. Sterrett in command.
World War I service
Acoma was assigned to the 2d Naval District throughout her naval career. After patrolling in the vicinity of Newport, Rhode Island, she was transferred in November 1917 to the area of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The boat served there through the end of World War I.
Following the armistice, Acoma was returned to her owner on 25 November 1918.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- USS Acoma (SP-1228), 1917–1918. Originally the Civilian Motor Boat Acoma
- NavSource Online: Acoma (SP 1228)
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