A former name retained.
(SP‑730: t. 22; l. 58'; b. 10'11"; dr. 3'; s. 21 k.; cpl. 9; a. 1 1‑pdr.)
Lynx II, a motorboat, was built in 1917 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.; purchased by the Navy 14 June 1917 from her owner, Nathaniel F. Ayer, Boston, Mass.; enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 21 June 1917; and commissioned 9 July 1917 at Boston, Chief Boatswain’s Mate S. O. Joyce, USNRF, in command.
Assigned to the 1st Naval District, Lynx II throughout World War I served as dispatch and harbor patrol boat out of Boston. She patrolled the Massachusetts coast from Boston to Provincetown. In addition she guided arriving and departing merchant ships through the defensive sea area of the Port of Boston. After the Armistice, she decommissioned 19 May 1919 and was sold 2 September 1919 to Kemp Machinery Co., Baltimore, Md.