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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 from M. C. Schweinert of West Hoboken, NJ and commissioned USS Maysie (SP 930), 19 February 1918
  • Decommissioned 8 December 1918, struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner
  • Sold in 1918 to the Ionian Co., Inc. of New York
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 64 t.
  • Length 94'
  • Beam 15' 4"
  • Draft 5' 6"
  • Speed 7.4 kts.
  • Complement: Two
  • Propulsion: Two 37hp Standard 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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