|USS Grayling (SP-1259)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||The grayling, a fresh-water game fish closely related to the trout (previous name retained)|
|Builder:||Boyden, Amesburg, Massachusetts|
|Acquired:||7 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||22 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||15 January 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 30 November 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Grayling 1915-1917 and from November 1918|
|Length:||33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)|
|Beam:||7 ft (2.1 m)|
|Draft:||2 ft 10 in (0.86 m)|
|Armament:||1 x machine gun|
Grayling was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name in 1915 by Boyden at Amesburg, Massachusetts. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, E. E. Gray, on 7 May 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned on 22 May 1917 as USS Grayling (SP-1259).
Grayling was returned to Gray on 30 November 1918.
Grayling should not be confused with USS Grayling (SP-289), another patrol vessel in commission during World War I.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Grayling (SP 1259)
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