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USS Agawam (SP-570)
File:USS Natick 100229.jpg
USS Natick underway during World War I.
Career (USA)
Name: USS Agawam
Namesake: Agawam is an Indian word meaning lowland, marsh, or meadow. Natick is a town in Massachusetts.
Owner: Richard T. Crane of Chicago, Illinois
Builder: in England
Laid down: date unknown
Acquired: April 1917
Commissioned: October 1917
Decommissioned: 1919 (est.)
Renamed: USS Natick in August 1918
Struck: 1919 (est.)
Homeport: Great Lakes area
Fate: returned to her owner in August 1919
Status: ultimate fate unknown
General characteristics
Type: motor patrol boat
Displacement: 40 long tons (41 t)
Length: 40 ft (12 m)
Beam: 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Draft: 2 ft 6 in (0.76 m)
Speed: 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Complement: 4 enlisted personnel
Armament: Unknown

USS Agawam (SP-570) — later renamed as the USS Natick (SP-570) — was a yacht acquired during World War I by the United States Navy. She was employed by the Navy as a patrol boat in the Great Lakes and was returned to her owner when the war was over.

A yacht built in England

Yacht Agawam was built in England; acquired by the Navy on free lease from Richard T. Crane of Chicago, Illinois on 12 April 1917; renamed Natick and commissioned on 20 October 1917.

World War I service

Natick was assigned as a patrol craft in the 9th Naval District during World War I.

Post-war disposition

After war-time patrol duties, she was returned to her owner 15 August 1919.

See also


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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