USS Lillie B (SP-1502)

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Name: USS Lillie B
Namesake: Previous name retained
Completed: 1881
Acquired: 20 April 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 5 September 1917
Notes: No active naval service
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 13 tons
Length: 45 ft 6 in (13.87 m)
Beam: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)

USS Lillie B (SP-1502), also SP-1520,[1] sometimes spelled Lillie B., was a motorboat leased by the United States Navy in 1917 for use as a patrol boat.

Lillie B was built in 1881 at New Orleans, Louisiana. The U.S. Navy leased her on 20 April 1917 from her owner, E. Macrenaris of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for use as a patrol boat during World War I.

Lillie B saw no active naval service, and the Navy returned her to her owner on 5 September 1917.


  1. Sources disagree on Lillie B's section patrol number. The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at and NavSource Online (at provide SP-1502 as her number, but NavSource Online in a duplicate entry for Lillie B (at also states that her number was SP-1520.