From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol.VI p 84


(PY: dp. 137; 115'6" (reg.); b. 16'; dr. 8'6" (reg.); s. 13 k.; cpl. 33; a. 6 6-pdr., 2 6mm. colt mg.)

The second Restless, an iron, schooner-rigged yacht, built during 1887 by Houston & Woodbridge, Marcushook, Pa., was acquired b 'the Navy from Hiram W. Sidley of Rochester, N.Y., 22 April 1898; and commissioned 14 May 1898 at New York Navy Yard, Lt. Arthur W. Dodd in command.

Departing New York 24 May 1898, Restless patrolled the northeast coast of the United States between Port Liberty, N.J., and New London, Conn. She returned to New York Navy Yard 25 August. and was decommissioned 1 September 1898. While in reserve at New York Navy Yard 2 December

1899, she was damaged in a collision with the torpedo boat Porter, receiving minor damage necessitating repairs. Although considered for duty as a station ship at Indian Head, Md., while repair work was underway, this assignment was canceled and the ship returned to inactive reserve.

Following a survey for necessary repairs held 6 January 1902, Restless was readied for service as a tender to Franklin, receiving ship at Norfolk Navy Yard. The converted yacht remained in service at Norfolk until laid up in reserve 17 May 1907. Restless was returned to service in January 1911 and transferred to the Torpedo Station, Newport, R.I., for duty as a practice minelayer.

Finally struck from the Navy list 5 September 1913, Restless was sold the same day to M. Briggs, Inc., for scrapping.