USS Lady Doris (SP-3854)
|Name:||USS Lady Doris|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Reliance Boat Company, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Acquired:||10 June 1918|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 2 October 1918|
Lady Doris was built in 1916 as a private motorboat of the same name by the Reliance Boat Company at New Orleans, Louisiana. On 10 June 1918, the U.S. Navy chartered her from her owner, H. D. Newman of New Orleans, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was assigned the section patrol number SP-3854.
Although assigned to the 8th Naval District, Lady Doris saw no active naval service. The Navy returned her to Newman on 2 October 1918.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- SP-3854: Lady Doris at Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U.S. Navy Ships -- Listed by Hull Number "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from ID # 3800 through ID # 3899
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Lady Doris (SP 3854)
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