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Louise No. 2

 

A former name retained.

 

(SP‑1230: t. 73; l. 104'; b. 23'; dr. 13'3"; s. 9 k.; cpl. 16; a. 1.30 cal. mg.)

 

Louise No. 2, an auxiliary pilot boat, was built in 1900 by Ambrose Martin, East Boston, Mass.; acquired by the Navy under free lease 10 September 1917 from her owner, Boston Pilots Relief Society; enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 15 September 1917; taken over 19 September 1917; and commissioned 20 September 1917 at Boston, Ens. John M. Watson, USNRF, in command.

 

Assigned to the 1st Naval District, Boston, Louise No. 2 served throughout World War I as a pilot boat in Boston Harbor. guiding inbound and outbound ships through the defensive sea area of the Port of Boston. After the Armistice, she decommissioned 14 January 1919 and was returned to her owner the same day.