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.
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.
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive - SP-1003 - ex-Albatross (SP 1003)
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