The USS Carl Schurz was commissioned in 1917 as a patrol gunboat. Formerly the small unprotected cruiser SMS Geier of the German Imperial Navy, she had been taken over by the U.S. Navy in 1914 when hostilities between Germany and the U.S. commenced and had been interned in Honolulu.
The Schurz sank off Beaufort Inlet after a collision with the SS Florida (Capt. William Wells). More HERE.