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Emeline

 

Former name retained. (PY: l. 196'; b. 24'; dr. 12'6"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 72; a. 2 3")

 

Emeline (No. 175), a yacht, was built as Katoomba in 1898 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co., Grenock, Scotland; purchased by the Navy 10 June 1917; and commissioned 14 July 1917, Lieutenant J. P. Miller in command.

 

Emeline arrived at Brest, France, 30 August 1917, for patrol off Ushant and to escort convoys between English and French ports. She gave invaluable aid to ships in distress, rescuing survivors of SS Spro, torpedoed on 21 December; of SS Saracen, wrecked on the rocks off Les Platresses on 26 December; and of the torpedoed SS John G. McCullough on 17 May 1918. She returned to New London after the war, was decommissioned at New York 19 May 1919, and sold 9 October 1920.