A former name retained. (SP-1770: dp. 10; 1.40'; b. 9'8" ; dr. 20" ; s. 20 k.; a. none)
Hazelton was built by the Great Lakes Boat Building Corp. of Milwaukee, Wis., in 1917, and was chartered by the Navy 19 September 1917 from her owner, G. B. Markle. of Hazelton, Pa. She commissioned 25 August 1918 at Newport, R.I., Coxswain S. H. Neary commanding.
Enrolled at Milwaukee, Hazelton was taken to Newport for fitting out and commissioning, and subsequently served the Second Naval District in the Newport area as a dispatch boat. She was returned to her owner 10 December 1918.