From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol.I, Part A - p 300


A member of a species of a large genus of the buttercup family.

(Lht.: t. 677; 1. 174'; b. 30'; s. 13 k, ; cpl. 26)

The second Anemone--a lighthouse tender constructed in 1908 at Camden, N. J., for the Lighthouse Service--was transferred to the Navy on 16 April 1917, after the United States entered World War I, and was commissioned on 16 May 1917. Assigned to the 2d Naval District, the ship spent the war years patrolling, tending antisubmarine nets, adjusting buoys, and laying mines, Her name was struck from the Navy list on 4 March 1919, and she was returned to the Lighthouse Service.