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Lady Thorne (SP 962)

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

Specifications: Displacement 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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