USS Suzanne (SP-510)

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Name: USS Suzanne
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts
Completed: 1908
Acquired: 18 May 1917
Commissioned: 18 May 1917
Struck: 28 December 1918
Fate: Returned to owner 28 December 1918
Notes: Operated as private motor yacht Cristina, Jorosa, and Suzanne 1908–1917, as Suzanne 1918–1938, and as Cristina, Old Horse Eye, and Jo Ho after 1938
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 123 gross register tons
Length: 110 ft (34 m)
Beam: 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
Draft: 3 ft 4 in (1.02 m) aft
Propulsion: Two 125-indicated horsepower (93.2-kilowatt) 4-stroke 6-cylinder gasoline engines, two shafts
Speed: 13 knots
Complement: 18
Armament:

USS Suzanne (SP-510) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918.

United States Navy Naval warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 319,421 personnel on active duty and 99,616 in the Ready Reserve, the Navy is the third largest of the service branches. It has 282 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of March 2018, making it the second-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force.

Suzanne was built as the private motor yacht Cristina in 1908 by George Lawley & Son at Neponset, Massachusetts, for Frederick C. Fletcher of Boston, Massachusetts. She later was renamed Esperanza, then Jorosa, and then Suzanne.

Yacht recreational boat or ship

A yacht is a watercraft used for pleasure or sports. The term originates from the Dutch word jacht, and was originally referencing light fast sailing vessels that the Dutch Republic navy used to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. The yacht was popularized by Charles II of England as a pleasure or recreation vessel following his restoration in 1660.

George Lawley & Son

George Lawley & Son was a shipbuilding firm operating in Massachusetts from 1866 to 1945. It began in Scituate, then moved to Boston. After founder George Lawley (1823–1915) retired in 1890, his son, grandson and great-grandson upheld the business, which continued until 1945. Of the hundreds of ships built by the Lawleys, highlights include the yachts Puritan and Mayflower, respective winners of the 1885 and 1886 America's Cup.

Massachusetts State of the United States of America

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

On 18 May 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired Suzanne from her owner – by then F. M. Kirby of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned as USS Suzanne (SP-510) the same day.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania City and County seat in Pennsylvania, United States

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. It is one of the principal cities in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located at the center of the Wyoming Valley, it is second in size to the nearby city of Scranton. The Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 563,631 as of the 2010 Census, making it the fourth-largest metro/statistical area in the state of Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding Wyoming Valley are framed by the Pocono Mountains to the east, the Endless Mountains to the west, and the Lehigh Valley to the south. The Susquehanna River flows through the center of the valley and defines the northwestern border of the city.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

Section patrol patrol boat owned by civilian

A Section Patrol craft was a civilian vessel registered by the United States Navy for potential wartime service before, during, and shortly after World War I.

Assigned to the 4th Naval District, Suzanne served on patrol duties there for the remainder of World War I.

Suzanne was stricken from the Navy List on 28 December 1918 and returned to Kirby the same day. She resumed private service as Suzanne until 1938, when she was sold to J. P. Bushong of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and renamed Cristina. She later operated under the names Old Horse Eye and Jo Ho.

A Navy List or Naval Register is an official list of naval officers, their ranks and seniority, the ships which they command or to which they are appointed, etc., that is published by the government or naval authorities of a country.

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

Sault Ste. Marie is a city in, and the county seat of, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is on the northeastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the Canada–US border, and separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River. The city is relatively isolated from other communities in Michigan and is 346 miles from Detroit. The population was 14,144 at the 2010 census, making it the second-most populous city in the Upper Peninsula. By contrast, the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie is much larger, with more than 75,000 residents, based on more extensive industry developed in the 20th century and an economy with closer connections to other communities.

Michigan State of the United States of America

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.

Suzanne should not be confused with USS Susanne (SP-411), a patrol vessel in commission at the same time, or with USS Susanne (SP-832), the proposed name and designation for a vessel considered for U.S. Navy service at the same time but never acquired by the Navy.

USS Susanne (SP-411) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

USS <i>Susanne</i> (SP-832)

USS Susanne (SP-832) was the proposed name and designation for a motorboat that the United States Navy inspected for possible naval service in 1917 but never acquired or commissioned.

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