|USS Alacrity (SP-206)|
Alacrity (U.S. Motor Yacht, 1910) Photographed by her builders, Pusey & Jones of Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1910. This craft was leased by the Navy on 28 April 1917 and commissioned on 30 May 1917 as USS Alacrity (SP-206). She was returned to her owner on 28 April 1919.
|Builder:||Pusey & Jones, Wilmington, Delaware|
|Acquired:||28 April 1917|
|Commissioned:||30 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||28 April 1919|
|Struck:||28 April 1919|
|Fate:||returned to owner|
|Length:||118 ft 0 in (35.97 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)|
|Draught:||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) (mean)|
|Armament:||one 3-pounder, one 1-pounder, 2 machine guns, one depth charge track, (Y gun))|
The first vessel to be named Alacrity by the Navy, SP-206—a motorboat constructed in 1910 at Wilmington, Delaware, by Pusey & Jones—was acquired by the Navy on 28 April 1917 under a free lease from Mr. John H. Blodgett and was placed in commission on 30 May 1917 at Boston, Massachusetts, Ens. Courtland W. Babcock, USNRF, in command.
World War I service
Post-war activity and decommissioning
Following the armistice in November 1918, the motorboat continued naval service until she was finally returned to her owner on 28 April 1919, the second anniversary of her acquisition. Her name was struck from the Navy list that same day.
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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