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USS Grayling (SP-289)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Grayling
Namesake: The grayling, a fresh-water game fish closely related to the trout (previous name retained)
Builder: Peterson, New York
Acquired: 22 May 1917
Commissioned: 22 May 1917
Decommissioned: 15 January 1919
Fate: Returned to owner 15 January 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 4 tons
Length: 50 ft (15 m)
Beam: 10 ft 3 in (3.12 m)
Draft: 3 ft (0.91 m)
Speed: 10 knots
Armament: 1 x 1-pounder gun

The third USS Grayling (SP-289) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Grayling was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name by Peterson on the Hudson River in New York. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, Myer Resebush, on 22 May 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned the same day as USS Grayling (SP-289) with Boatswain Robert L. Kemp, USNRF, in command.

Grayling served on section patrol duties on local and coastal waters around Norfolk, Virginia, for the remainder of World War I.

Grayling was decommissioned on 15 January 1919 and returned to Resebush the same day.

Grayling should not be confused with USS Grayling (SP-1259), another patrol vessel in commission during World War I.


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