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Lillian II (S. P. 38)

(SP-38: t. 13; l. 50'; b. 10'; dr. 3'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 4; a. 1 .30 cal. mg.)

A former name retained.

Lillian II, a motorboat, was built in 1909 by Willard Downes, Bayshore, N.Y.; chartered by the Navy 6 June 1917 from her owner, S. F. Rothschild, Bayshore, N.Y.; enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 8 June 1917; taken over 16 June 1917; and commissioned 20 July 1917, Ens. S. Cohen, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 3d Naval District, New York; Lillian II operated as a shore patrol boat along southern Long Island in Great South Bay. She decommissioned 19 December 1917 and was returned to her owner the following day.

Published: Tue Feb 09 09:12:18 EST 2016