USS Lady Mary (SP-212)
|Name:||USS Lady Mary|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||George Lawley & Son, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Commissioned:||24 July 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 9 December 1918|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian yacht Glenda and Lady Mary 1905-1917 and as Lady Mary from December 1918|
|Length:||96 ft 6 in (29.41 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Armament:||1 × 3-pounder gun|
Lady Mary was built as the civilian yacht Glenda in 1905 by George Lawley & Son at Boston, Massachusetts. She was owned by B. E. Niese of New York City and C. S. Smith of Stamford, Connecticut, and was eventually renamed Lady Mary.
The U.S. Navy chartered Lady Mary on 16 July 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel and took delivery of her on 21 July 1917. She was commissioned at Newport, Rhode Island, as USS Lady Mary (SP-212) on 24 July 1917 with Ensign H. S. Allen, USNRF, in command.
Lady Mary was returned to her former owner on 9 December 1918.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Lady Mary (SP 212)