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Lady Betty

 

A former name retained.

 

(SP-661: t. 16; l. 48'; b. 10'3"; dr. 3'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 6; a. l .30 cal. mg.)

 

Lady Betty (SP-661),a motorboat, was built as Chatana in 1913 by Mathews Boat Co., Port Clinton, Ohio; chartered by the Navy 28 May 1917 from her owner, Frank S. Washburn, Jr., Rye, N.Y.; taken over at Newport, R.I., 11 June; and commissioned 25 June, Coxswain F. L. Washburn, USNRF, in command.

 

Assigned to the 2d Naval District, Newport, she served as a section patrol boat in Newport Harbor and along the coast of Narragansett Bay. After the Armistice, Lady Betty decommissioned 25 November 1918 and, upon being returned to her former owner 9 December, resumed her former name.