From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol.VIII - p 447


A vine native to North America also known as honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, and American ivy.

(Launch: dp. 85; 1. 95'0''; b. 16'0''; dr. 5'2'' (mean); dph. 7'0'' ; cpl. 6)

Woodbine--a wooden-hulled launch--was built in 1913 at New Brighton, N.Y., for the United States Lighthouse Service--initially served as a lighthouse tender at Baltimore until she was shifted to Philadelphia in about 1915. The Navy took over the ship during World War I for use as a section patrol craft and operated her in the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia) into 1919. She was returned to the Lighthouse Service on 1 July 1919 and was struck from the Navy list the same day. Woodbine remained in operation with the Lighthouse Service until about 1935.