(SP-706: 1. 40'; b. 10'; dr. 2'6"; s. 18 mph.; a. 1 mg.)
Motor boat Nirvana was built in 1915 by S.O. Hauser, Staten Island; acquired by the Navy from M.S. Martin 21 May 1917, and commissioned 10 August 1917 to serve on section patrol during World War I. Assigned to the 3d Naval District, Nirvana reported to Fort Lafayette 18 August and patrolled between City Island, N.Y. and Fort Lafayette until decommissioned 31 December.
Recommissioning 18 April 1918, she steamed to Erie, Pa. 10 June and transferred to the 10th District. She patrolled the Great Lakes through the end of the war. Returning to Marine Basin 8 December, she decommissioned and was returned to her owner 20 January 1919.