From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
Former name retained.
Ellen Browning (No. 3234), a motorboat purchased by the Navy in July 1918, was assigned to the 12th Naval District where she served in a noncommissioned status. During the latter part of 1918 she was attached to the Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif. On 15 July 1920 she was turned over to the Mare Island Navy Yard where she served until 7 July 1923 when, following reclassification as YP-3234, she was transferred to the Navy's small-boat list.
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