USS Mayflower (1897)
|Career (USA)||Union Navy Jack 100x35px|
|Namesake:||A species of shrubs and trees of the arbutus genus with white or pink flowers and scarlet berries.|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Commissioned:||10 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||circa 1 July 1919|
|Fate:||returned to the U.S. Lighthouse Service, 1 July 1919|
Commissioned in 1917
The third Mayflower, a lighthouse tender built in 1897, was transferred to the Navy after the U.S. entered World War I and commissioned 10 May 1917.
World War I service
She patrolled off the Atlantic coast during the war.
When the war ended, Mayflower was returned to the Lighthouse Service by Executive order 1 July 1919.