USS Lady Anne (SP-154)

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Name: USS Lady Anne
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Brown, Tottenville, Staten Island, New York
Completed: 1914
Acquired: 10 April 1917
Commissioned: 7 May 1917
Decommissioned: 8 February 1919
Fate: Transferred to United States Department of War 25 February 1920
Notes: Operated as private yacht Lady Anne 1914-1917
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 27 tons
Length: 65 ft (20 m)
Beam: 15 ft 3 in (4.65 m)
Draft: 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Speed: 10 knots
Complement: 10
Armament: 1 x 1-pounder gun
1 x .30-caliber (7.62-millimeter) machine gun

USS Lady Anne (SP-154) was an armed yacht that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1919.

Lady Anne was built as a civilian motor yacht in 1914 by Brown at Tottenville, Staten Island, New York. On 10 April 1917, the U.S. Navy purchased her from her owner, George P. Walker of Savannah, Georgia, for use as a patrol vessel during World War I. She was enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve on 19 April 1917 and commissioned on 7 May 1917 at Charleston, South Carolina, as USS Lady Anne (SP-154) with Lieutenant, junior grade, John S. Thompson, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 6th Naval District, Lady Anne served as a section patrol and harbor patrol boat based at Savannah. She operated in the lower reaches of the Savannah River and along the Atlantic coast, inspecting merchant ships and sealing wireless radios.

Lady Anne was decommissioned on 8 February 1919 and transferred to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service for non-commissioned use as a harbor patrol boat at Charleston. Offered for sale on 13 November 1919, she was withdrawn from sale on 3 February 1920 and transferred to the United States Department of War on 25 February 1920.