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ex-Lydia (SP 62)


  • The first Lydia was built in 1916 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 March 1917
  • Commissioned USS Lydia (SP 62), 18 August 1917 at Boston, MA
  • Renamed SP-62 in 1918
  • Decommissioned 10 April 1919 at Boston
  • Returned to her owner 17 April 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 24 t.
  • Length 40'
  • Beam 9'
  • Draft 3'
  • Speed 21.7 kts.
  • Complement: Eight
  • Armament: One .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 135hp 6-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS William T. Pettis, USNRF18 August 1917
    02ENS Leroy A. Jackson, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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