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Wild Goose

 

(ScStr.: l. 60'0"; b. 10'0"; dr. 2'6"; s. 19.0 k.; a. 1 1-pdr.)

 

Wild Goose—a wooden-hulled, screw steamer designed by Charles L. Seabury and built in 1913 by the consolidated firms of the Gas Engine and Power Co. and the Charles L. Seabury Co.—was acquired by the Navy from Charles L. Harding of Boston, Mass.; assigned the classification SP-562; and was taken over on 21 April 1917. After fitting out, she was commissioned on 25 June 1917.

 

Since no deck logs for this vessel exist, the ship's daily routine remains a mystery. She was initially assigned to the 1st Naval District for section patrol duties and, by November 1918, had been shifted to the 5th Naval District. She was retained by the Navy through the end of World War I and was stationed at the Washington Navy Yard as of 1 October 1919. Loaned to the city of Norfolk, Va., on 21 June 1920, she was subsequently returned to the Navy, placed on the sale list on 24 August 1920, and was sold on 17 November 1920. Her subsequent fate is unknown