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Wandena (S. P. 354)

(MB: t. 38 (gross); l. 65'0"; b. 13'0"; dr. 3'6" (mean); s. 11.0 k.; cpl. 10; a. 2 1-pdrs.)

Chipper, a wooden-hulled motorboat, was built in 1913 at the New York Yacht, Launch, and Engine Co., Morris Heights, N.Y. Subsequently renamed Wandena and acquired by the Navy from J. B. Nichols, the motorboat, assigned the classification S. P. 354, was delivered to the Navy on 28 June 1917. She was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 5 November 1917, Boatswain H. A. Rudolph, USNRF, in command.

For the duration of World War I, Wandena performed local section patrol duties in the 3d Naval District, out of Section Base No. 10. She probably ceased such defensive patrols on 24 November 1918 as specified by the order that date to all naval districts. Struck from the Navy list on 24 April 1919 and decommissioned on 7 May 1919, Wandena was sold on 10 September 1919.

Published: Wed Feb 17 13:23:11 EST 2016