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Lydia III

 

A former name retained.

 

(SP‑676: t. 24; l. 55'9"; b. 11'6"; dr. 4'10"; s. 9.5 k.; cpl. 11; a. 1 1‑pdr., 1.30 cal. mg.)

 

Lydia III (SP‑676) was built in 1913 by F. S. Nock, East Greenwich, R.I.; purchased by the Navy 12 May 1917 from her owner, Zenas W. Bliss, Providence, R.I.; taken over 16 June 1917; enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 21 June 1917; and commissioned 12 July 1917 at Providence, Ensign Allen, USNRF, in command.

 

Assigned to the 2d Naval District, Newport, Lydia III operated out of Newport throughout World War I. As a harbor and section patrol boat, she patrolled Narragansett Bay from Newport to Providence. After the Armistice, she was transferred 9 April 1919 to the Department of Commerce for use by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. She was returned to the Navy 15 January 1990 at Norfolk, Va., and sold 21 May 1920 to J. Emile of Jacksonville, Fla.