|USS Grayling (SP-289)|
|Career (United States)|
|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|
|Length:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Beam:||10 ft 3 in (3.12 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft (0.91 m)|
|Armament:||1 x 1-pounder gun|
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.
- 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 289)
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