USS Hebe (SP-966)
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||George Bishop, Patchogue, New York|
|Acquired:||19 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||1 August 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 14 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as private motorboat Hebe 1912-1917 and from 1918|
|Tonnage:||19 gross tons|
|Length:||52 ft (16 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft 7 in (4.75 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft (0.91 m)|
|Armament:||1 x machine gun|
Hebe was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1912 by George Bishop at Patchogue on Long Island, New York. On 19 May 1917, the U.S. Navy leased her from her owner, Edwin Thome of New York City, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, as USS Hebe (SP-966) on 1 August 1917 with Ensign W. L. Suydam, Jr., USNRF, in command.
Hebe was returned to Thome on 14 December 1918.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- SP-966 Hebe at Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships -- Listed by Hull Number "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from SP-900 through SP-999
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Hebe (SP 966)