USS Idealia (SP-125)
USS Idealia (SP-125) underway in port, circa 1918.
|Namesake:||name retained by the Navy|
|Builder:||Elco Company of Bayonne, New Jersey|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Acquired:||by the Navy under lease in 25 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||May 1917 as USS Idealia (SP-125)|
|Decommissioned:||November 1918 (est.)|
|Fate:||returned to her owner in 22 November 1918; fate unknown|
|Armament:||One 1-pounder gun|
USS Idealia (SP-125) was a motor yacht acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War I. She was used as an armed patrol craft and patrolled the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Cape May, New Jersey, on the Delaware Bay. She was eventually reconfigured to her civilian condition by the Navy and returned to her owner.
Built in New Jersey
World War I service
Idealia was assigned to the 4th Naval District, based at Cape May, New Jersey, and operated as a harbor entrance patrol craft on the Delaware River and at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Delaware Bay.
She was returned to her owner, Ira D. Bertolet, Jr., of Philadelphia, 22 November 1918.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- USS Idealia (SP-125), 1917-1918. Originally the civilian motor boat Idealia (1911)
- NavSource Online: Idealia (SP 125)