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Laura Reed (SP 2009)


Schooner: Built in 1895 at Noak, CT; Acquired by the Navy, 3 December 1917; Commissioned 6 December 1917 at New Haven, CT; Returned to her owner, 7 January 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 22 t.; Length 52'; Beam 16' 2"; Draft 7' 6"; Speed 5 kts.; Complement 11; Armament none.


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Laura Reed 130k At anchor, possibly in late 1917, soon after she was placed in commission.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99507
Robert Hurst
Laura Reed 59k Photographed circa 1917. The bow of USS Hopestill (SP-191) is visible at left.
U.S. Navy photo NH 101798
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Laura Reed, an auxilary schooner, was built in 1895 in Noak, Conn.; chartered by the Navy 27 November 1917 from her owner, Henry L. Galpin, New Haven, Conn.; enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 30 November 1917; taken over 3 December; and commissioned 6 December 1917 at New Haven, Boatswain's Mate Sydney B. Dexter, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 3d Naval District, New York, Laura Reed operated out of New Haven as a patrol boat and a training boat for Yale University Naval Unit. After the Armistice she was returned to her owner 7 January 1919.


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