USS Lady Betty

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Lady Betty SP-661

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Lady Betty

(SP~661: t. 16; 1. 48'; b. 10'3"; dr. 3'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 6; a.
1 .30 cal. ma. )

Lady Betty ( SP-661), a motorboat, was built as Chatana in 1913 by Mathewa Boat Co., Port CHnton, Ohio, chartered by the Navy 28 May 1917 trom her owner, Frank S. Washburn, Jr., Rye, N.Y.; taken over at Newport, R.I., 11 June; and commissioned 25 June, Boatswain F. L. Washburn, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the 2d Naval District, Newport, ahe served as a section patrol boat in Newport Harbor and along the Beast ot Narragansett Bay. After the Armistice, Lady Betty decommissioned 25 November 1918 and, upon being returned to her former owner 9 December, resumed her former name.