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Clarinda
(YP-185: l. 98'; b. 17'2"; dr. 5'6"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 18; a. 2 3-pdr., 1 dcp.)

Clarinda (No. 185), a motor yacht, was built in 1913 by Matthew Boat Co., Detroit, Mich.; purchased by the Navy 5 July 1917; and commissioned 21 November 1917, Ensign I. S. Florsheim, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 6th Naval District, Clarinda was based on Charleston, S.C., for patrol and pilot duty for the duration of World War I. Retained in the Navy after the war, she continued service as a patrol vessel in the 6th Naval District until the end of 1930. Clarinda was decommissioned at Charleston Navy Yard on 26 December 1930 and sold on 1 June 1931.