USS Mary (SP-462)
Mary in private use ca. 1917.
|Name:||USS Mary (proposed)|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained (proposed)|
|Builder:||Charles L. Seabury Company, Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York|
|Completed:||1907 or 1908|
|Acquired:||Scheduled for 12 January 1918, but not taken over|
|Notes:||No naval service; operated as private motorboat Mary|
|Type:||Patrol vessel (proposed)|
|Tonnage:||22 gross register tons|
|Length:||55 ft 6 in (16.92 m)|
|Beam:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft 9 in (1.14 m)|
Mary was built as the private motorboat Dida in 1907 or 1908 by the Charles L. Seabury Company at Morris Heights, the Bronx, New York. She later may have been renamed Boston, and eventually was renamed Mary.
Mary was the property of H. L. Jones when the U.S. Navy surveyed her in 1917 for possible naval use during World War I, stating that she was "strong and well built in good condition but not able to keep sea in heavy weather". The Navy assigned her the section patrol number SP-462 and scheduled her to be taken over from Jones on 12 January 1918. However, the Navy never took control of her, and she saw no naval service.
- Unattribuetd quote from Mary's entry at the Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-civil/civsh-m/mary.htm, presumably from the U.S. Navy's survey report of Mary.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Mary (Motor Boat, 1907). Previously named Dida and (perhaps) Boston
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Mary (SP-462)