From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
A former name retained.
(SP - 191: dp. 83; l. 89'; b. 16'; dr. 5'; s. 13 k.; a. 1 3-pdr., 2 1-pdr.)
Hopestill, a yacht, was built by Robert Jacobs, City Island, N.Y., in 1916 and was acquired from her owner, Irving E. Raymond, of New York City in May 1917. She commissioned 26 July 1917 at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Ens. A. E. Hanscom, USNRF, commanding.
Hopestill was assigned to the 3d Naval District, and served as a harbor patrol vessel in New York Harbor until 26 April 1918, when she was reassigned to the New York Naval Hospital. Hopestill carried patients for the hospital and stood by to transport emergency cases from ships in the harbor. She completed this duty in July 1919 and was stricken from the Navy List 21 August. Hopestill was sold to J. S. Milne, of Brooklyn, N.Y., 16 September 1919.
Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (firstname.lastname@example.org)