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ex-Edithena (SP 624)
Edithena served the U.S. Navy and the Bureau of Fisheries.
Motorboat:Built in 1914 by Consoliated Shipbuilding, Charles L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, NYAcquired by the Navy 30 June 1917Commissioned USS Edithena (SP 624), 23 August 1917Struck from the Navy list 21 October 1919, transferred to the Bureau of Fisheries and renamed WidgeonAcquired by the Navy again in 1942 and reclassified as a District Patrol Craft, YP-200Returned to the Fish and Wildlife Service in December 1945Acquired in 1947 by Paul M. Devenport of Seattle, WA for use as a fishing boat and renamed EdithenaAcquired in 1967 by Leo P. Johnson of SeattleAcquired in 1970 by George F. Staton of Bellevue, WAAcquired in 1986 by Richard Leigh Stavely of Anacortes, WAFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 38 t.Length 76'Beam 16'Draft 4'Speed 12 kts.Complement 11Armament: One 1-pounderPropulsion: Two 60hp Speedway gasoline engines, two shafts.
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||Underway prior to her World War I era Naval service
Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 99324 and NH 99325
|USS Edithena (SP 624)
||In Lockwood's Basin, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1918. They are (from left to right): USS Paloma (SP-533); Edithena; and USS Elsie III (SP-708).
Photographed by Alton M. Blackinton, Boston.
U.S. Navy photo NH 45270
|Naval Historical Center
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Edithena (No. 624), a motorboat, was built by C. L Seabury Co., Morris Heights, N.Y., in 1914, purchased by the Navy in June 1917 [other sources list as 30 June 1917], and commissioned on 20 June 1917 [other sources list as 23 August 1917], Boatswain U. [Uriah] L. Norton, USNRF, in command.
Assigned to the 1st Naval District, she performed patrol duty out of Boston for the remainder of World War I and into 1919. She was stricken from the Navy List on 21 October 1919 and subsequently transferred to the Bureau of Fisheries.
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