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A flowering plant of a genus closely related to the iris.
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 [under the] 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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