USS Tramp (SP-646)
Tramp as a private yacht sometime between 1901 and 1917.
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island|
|Acquired:||13 July 1917|
|Fate:||Sold 28 March 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as private yacht Tramp 1901–1917|
|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|
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.
- 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 Tramp (SP 646)