From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
Former name retained.
Enquirer, a yacht, was built in 1896 by the Union Drydock Company, Buffalo, N.Y.; purchased by the Navy 28 May 1898; and commissioned 22 June 1898, Lieutenant W. H. Stayton, USANF, in command.
Enquirer served on patrol out of New York from Newport, R.I., to Seabright, N.J., until placed out of commission 9 August 1898 at New York. She was sold to the War Department for use as a survey ship 20 July 1899.
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