Return to DANFS IndexImage of an anchorReturn to Naval Historical Center homepage
flag banner
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships banner
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Whippet

 

I

 

(MB: dp. 21; l. 72'; b. 12'; dr. 3'3"  (aft);  s. 23 k.; cpl. 11; a. 1 1-pdr., 1 mg.)

 

The first Whippet (SP-89)—a motorboat built in 1917 by the Greenport Basin & Construction Co. at Greenport, Long Island—was acquired by the Navy on 9 July 1917 from Mr. O. C. Jennings of New York City and was placed in commission on 24 July 1917. Whippet conducted antisubmarine and coastal defense patrols in the 2d Naval District during World War I. On 11 January 1919, she was decommissioned, struck from the Navy list, and returned to her owner.