USS Corona, a 304 gross ton patrol vessel, was built at Leith, Scotland, in 1905 as a civilian steam yacht. She was purchased by the Navy in June 1917 and placed in commission in July. At the end of that month she began a voyage to France by way of Newfoundland and the Azores. For the rest of World War I Corona was based at Brest, France, and employed on patrol and convoy escort duties to help protect Allied supply lines from German submarines. She returned to the U.S. in December 1918, was decommissioned in May 1919 and sold at the beginning of October 1921.
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Photo #: NH 83444
USS Corona (SP-813)
Underway in 1917, with her crew manning her rail, probably as she was departing New York City en route to France on 31 July.
Pier in the center distance is marked "Compagnie Generale Transatlantique -- French Line".
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Page made 28 December 2004