USS Lady Anne (SP-154)
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|Name:||USS Lady Anne|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Brown, Tottenville, Staten Island, New York|
|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|
|Length:||65 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft 3 in (4.65 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)|
1 x 1-pounder gun|
1 x .30-caliber (7.62-millimeter) machine gun
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 Offered for sale on 13 November 1919, she was withdrawn from sale on 3 February 1920 and transferred to the United States Department of War on 25 February 1920.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Lady Anne (SP 154)