(SP229: l. 425; b. 116; dr. 211; cpl. 8; a. 1 1 pdr., 1-mg.)
The first Pirate (SP229) was built by A. Craven Construction Co., Charleston, S.C., in 1916; acquired by the Navy by charter from A. Halsey 5 September 1917; and placed in service on that date.
During World War I, Pirate patrolled Atlantic shores. After war-time service, the motorboat was returned to her owner 26 December 1918.