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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Laura Reed (SP 2009)
Motor Schooner:Built in 1895 at Noank, CTAcquired by the Navy 3 December 1917Commissioned 6 December 1917 at New Haven, CTStruck from the Navy Register 7 January 1919 and returned to her ownerFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 99 t.Length 52'Beam 16' 2"Draft 6' 3"Speed 5 kts.Complement 11Propulsion: Sail and one 2-cylinder 14hp gasoline engine, one shaft.
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||At anchor, possibly in late 1917, soon after she was placed in commission
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99507
||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 auxiliary schooner, was built in 1895 in Noank, 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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