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Maysie (SP 930)


Patrol Yacht: Built in 1899 as Varano by the Daimler Manufacturing Co., Astoria, Long Island, NY; Renamed Laurena; Sold by James Harkness in 1901 to Oscar Lipton of New York; Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Maysie (SP 930), 19 February 1918; Decommissioned, 8 December 1918 and returned to her owner. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 64 t.; Length 94'; Beam 15' 4"; Draft 5' 6"; Speed 7.4 kts.; Complement two; Armament none; Propulsion two 35hp Daimler gasoline engines, two shafts.


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Maysie 107k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99619
Robert Hurst
Maysie 69k At anchor, prior to her World War I Navy service.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102025
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Maysie, a motor yacht, was built by Daimler Manufacturing Co., Astoria, Long Island, N.Y., in 1899; named Varano and Laurena in turn during her merchant service; purchased by the Navy from M. C. Schweinert; and commissioned 19 February 1918.

Maysie was assigned to the 3d Naval District to serve as a section patrol boat out of New York, N.Y., until after the Armistice, 8 November 1918. She decommissioned 8 December, and was returned to her owner that same day.

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