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USS Albatross (SP-1003)
Albatross (American Motor Boat, 1912).jpg
Albatross (American Motor Boat, 1912) Photographed prior to World War I, probably in a Maine or Canadian Atlantic coast harbor. This craft served as USS Albatross (SP-1003) in 1917-1919.
Name: USS Albatross
Builder: Adams Shipbuilding Co., East Boothbay, Maine
Laid down: 1912
Acquired: by lease, 1917
Commissioned: 10 August 1917
Reclassified: SP-1003, 1918
Fate: Returned to owner, 1 May 1919
General characteristics
Type: Wooden-hulled motor launch
Displacement: 4 long tons (4 t)
Length: 39 ft (12 m)
Beam: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Draft: 3 ft 3 in (0.99 m)
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Armament: 1 × machine gun

USS Albatross (SP-1003), a wooden-hulled motor launch built in 1912 by the Adams Shipbuilding Co., East Boothbay, Maine, was acquired by the U.S. Navy under a free lease from John R. Rothery of Boston, Massachusetts, for service during World War I.

Service history

World War I East Coast Operations

Fitted out at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, and commissioned there on 10 August 1917, the vessel was assigned to the 1st Naval District in which she served as a section patrol boat until February 1919.

Post-War Decommissioning

Following a period in lay-up, she was returned to her owner, John R. Rothery of Boston, Massachusetts, 1 May 1919. Struck from the Navy list, (date unknown). Fate unknown.


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