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Georgiana III (S. P. 83)

(SP-83: t. 82; l. 95'; b. 15'; dr. 6'; s. 15 k.; cpl. 18; a. 2 3-pdrs., 1 .30 cal. mg.)

A former name retained.

Georgiana III, an iron-hulled yacht, was built in 1916 by Harlan & Hollingsworth Corp., Wilmington, Del.; acquired by the Navy 3 May 1917 from her owner, Edward T. Stotesbury, Philadelphia; taken over 11 May 1917; and commissioned at Philadelphia the same day, Lt. J. H. R. Cromwell, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 4th Naval District, Georgiana III steamed to Wilmington 26 May for conversion to a section patrol boat by Harlan & Hollingsworth. On 25 July she reported for harbor entrance patrol duty at Cape May, N.J.; and during World War I she patrolled the entrance to Delaware Bay, cruising between Cold Spring Harbor, N.J., and Lewes, Del. Fitted with underwater listening gear in July 1918, she also escorted ships through the Defensive Sea Area of Delaware Bay. After the Armistice, Georgiana III decommissioned at Essington, Pa., 30 November and was returned to her owner.

Published: Fri Feb 05 12:08:25 EST 2016