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Lady Betty (SP 661)
Motorboat:Built in 1913 as Chatana by the Matthews Boat Co., Port Clinton, OHChartered by the Navy 28 May 1917Delivered to the Navy 11 June 1917Commissioned Lady Betty (SP 661), 25 June 1917 at Newport, RIDecommissioned 25 November 1918Struck from the Navy Register, returned to her owner 9 December 1918 and renamed ChatanaFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 16 t.Length 48'Beam 10' 6"Draft 3'Speed 10.5 kts.Complement: SixArmament: One .30 cal. machine gunPropulsion: One 35hp 4-cylinder Sterling gasoline engine, one shaft.
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Lady Betty (SP-661), a motorboat, was built as Chatana in 1913 by Mathews Boat Co., Port Clinton, Ohio; chartered by the Navy 28 May 1917 from her owner, Frank S. Washburn, Jr., Rye, N.Y.; taken over at Newport, R.I., 11 June; and commissioned 25 June, Coxswain F. L. Washburn, USNRF, in command.
Assigned to the 2d Naval District, Newport, she served as a section patrol boat in Newport Harbor and along the coast of Narragansett Bay. After the Armistice, Lady Betty decommissioned 25 November 1918 and, upon being returned to her former owner 9 December, resumed her
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