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Lady Thorne (SP 962)


  • Built in 1908
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 June 1917
  • Placed out of service 1 March 1918, struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 44'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement: Four
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: gasoline engine.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Lady Thorne (SP-962), a motorboat, was built in 1908; acquired by the Navy 22 June 1917 from R. C. Lamb, Elizabeth City, N.C.; placed in service, she joined the Naval Coastal Defense Reserve, Chief Boatswain's Mate Eugene L. de High, USNRF, in command.

    Lady Thorne operated in the 5th Naval District until 1 March 1918 when she was placed out of service and returned to her owner.

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