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USS Lydia III (SP 676)

Lydia III served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast & Geodetic Survey.


  • Built in 1913 by F. S. Nock, East Greenwich, RI
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 June 1917
  • Commissioned 12 July 1917 at Providence, RI
  • Transferred 9 April 1919 to the Coast and Geodetic Survey
  • Returned to U. S. Navy 15 January 1920
  • Sold 21 May 1920
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 24 t.
  • Length 55' 9"
  • Beam 11' 6"
  • Draft 4' 8"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 40hp 4-cylinder Pearl gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Boatswain's Mate Edmund Grinnell, USNRF12 May 1917
    02ENS Allen, USNRF - (Unknown if first/last name)12 July 1917
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