USS Tramp (SP-646)

USS Tramp (SP-646) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

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Tramp as a private yacht sometime between 1901 and 1917.
History
United States
Name: USS Tramp
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island
Completed: 1901
Acquired: 13 July 1917
Commissioned: 1917
Fate: Sold 28 March 1919
Notes: Operated as private yacht Tramp 1901–1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 27 gross register tons
Length: 82 ft (25 m)
Beam: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
Draft: 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m) mean
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 20 knots
Complement: 10
Armament: None

Tramp was built as a private wooden-hulled steam yacht of the same name by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company at Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1901. On 13 July 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, Raymond B. Price of New York City, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Tramp (SP-646) in 1917.

Assigned to the 2nd Naval District in southern New England, Tramp performed patrol duties for the rest of World War I.

Tramp was sold to Butler and Company of Boston, Massachusetts, on 28 March 1919.

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