segunda-feira, 18 de outubro de 2010


Photo - U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph

(t. 497; l. 181'; b. 26'; dr. 11'5"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 34; a. 4 3", 2 mg.)

"Lydonia (SP‑700) was built by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, Del., in 1912; acquired by the Navy 21 August 1917 from William A. Lydon; and commissioned 27 October 1917, Lt. Cmdr, R. P. McCullough in command.

After repairs and target practice off Bermuda, the converted yacht departed the Caribbean in mid‑November and arrived Horta, Azores, 7 December 1917. Two weeks later she arrived Gibraltar to join the U.S. patrol squadron operating along the Atlantic and Mediterranean sides of the Straits of Gibraltar.

Assigned the task of protecting Mediterranean supply convoys, Lydonia remained on constant vigil for deadly U‑boats during the early. months of 1918. She made two attacks on enemy subs in February while guarding Allied convoys and although the results were negative. the experience was to pay off at a later date."

in - Naval Historical Center

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