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Lydia I (S. P. 62)

(SP‑62: t. 24; l. 40'; b. 9'; dr. 3'; s. 22 k.; cpl. 8; a. 1 .30 cal. mg.)

A former name retained.


Lydia (S. P. 62) was built in 1916 by George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, Mass. acquired by the Navy under free lease 28 March 1917 from her owner, Joseph Shattuck, New York City; taken over 4 April 1917; and commissioned 18 August 1917 at Boston, Ens. William T. Pettis, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 1st Naval District, Boston, Mass., Lydia served as a dispatch and harbor patrol craft in the port of Boston until 24 November 1917 when she departed for Philadelphia. Arriving 8 December, she steamed to Norfolk 8 to 16 March 1918 for duty under the 5th Naval District During the remainder of World War I she served as a messenger and dispatch boat. After the Armistice, she returned to Boston 13 March to 3 April 1919. She decommissioned 10 April at Boston and was returned to Mrs. Joseph Shattuck 17 April.

Published: Tue Feb 09 11:26:54 EST 2016