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Lagoda (SP 3250)

Call sign (1926):
King - Vice - Quack - Fox


  • Built in 1906 as Mosquetaire by the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Renamed Jessica, Lady Arden and Scotian
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Lagoda (SP 3250), 22 September 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 30 July 1919 and ordered sold
  • Decommissioned 15 August 1919
  • Sold 30 November 1919
  • Registered in 1926 to Isaac Lagoda of Atlantic City, NJ as the yacht Betty B
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 49 t.
  • Length 85'
    1926 - 75.2'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 4' 6"
    1926 - 6.1'
  • Speed 8.6 kts.
  • Complement 10
    1926 - Two
  • Propulsion: One 6-cylinder 100hp Twentieth Century gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Lagoda, a motorboat, was built as Mousquetaire in 1906 by New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Building Co., Morris Heights, N.Y.; subsequently named in turn Jessica, Lady Arden, and Scotian; acquired 20 September 1918 from her owner, N. W. Tilton of New York City; and commissioned 17 November, Ens. W. Nielsen, USNRF, in command.

    Assigned to the 3d Naval District, Lagoda was used by the District Commissioner, NOTS, in New York Harbor where she operated out of Staten Island Quarantine Station. She decommissioned 15 August 1919; was sold 30 October to Robert J. Bourke, Washington, D.C.; and was turned over to her new owner 20 November.

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