USS Helianthus

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Helianthus

A former name retained.

(SP-585: dp. 37; 1. 64'; b. 13'6", dr. 3'3", s. 10 k., a. 1 1-par )

Helianthus, a motor boat, was built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I., in 1912, and acquired by the Navy from N. A. Herreshoff; delivered 11 June 1917 and commissioned 6 July 1917, Boatswain T. H: Rich in command.

Helianthus was assigned to the 2d Naval District as a section patrol craft, and operated on Harbor Patrol and Harbor Entrance Patrol in Narragansett Bay and Newport, R.I. She was transferred 28 March 1919 to the Coast and Geodetic Survey.