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Gladiola (SP 184)

Yacht: Built in 1911 by the Hudson Yacht and Building Co., Nyack, NY; Acquired by the Navy, 17 April 1917; Commissioned, 1 May 1917; Decommissioned, 25 February 1919 and returned to her owner. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 43 t.; Length 68' 8"; Beam 14' 5"; Draft 2' 7"; Speed 10 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 1-pounder and one machine gun.
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Gladiola, a yacht used as a motor patrol boat, was built in 1911 by the Hudson Yacht & Building Co. of Nyack, N.Y. She was acquired by the Navy from Coburn Haskell, 17 April 1917; and commissioned 1 May 1917, Ens. John S. Baker, USNRF, in command.

Gladiola was operational control of the 5th Naval District and served in the Norfolk-Hampton Roads, Va., area as a Naval Port Guard craft and as a customs boat. She decommissioned and was simultaneously returned to her owner 25
February 1919.

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