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Woodbine

 

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(Launch: dp. 85; l. 95'0"; b. 16'0"; dr. 5'2" (mean); dph. 7'0"; cpl. 6)

 

Woodbine—a wooden-hulled launch—was built in 1913 at New Brighton, N.Y., for the United States Lighthouse Service—initially served as a lighthouse tender at Baltimore until she was shifted to Philadelphia in about 1915. The Navy took over the ship during World War I for use as a section patrol craft and operated her in the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia) into 1919. She was returned to the Lighthouse Service on 1 July 1919 and was struck from the Navy list the same day. Woodbine remained in operation with the Lighthouse Service until about 1935