From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Former name retained.


(SP: l. 98'8"; b. 14'; dr. 4'6"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 22; a. 2 3-pdr.)


Edithia (No. 214), a motor yacht, was built by C. L. Seabury Co., Morris Heights, N.Y., in 1909; purchased by the Navy in May 1917; and commissioned 23 August 1917, Ensign M. S. Pearson, USNRF, in command. She was classified YP-214 on 17 July 1920.

Edithia was assigned to the 3d Naval District where she patrolled in Long Island Sound, and guarded the submarine nets in New York Harbor for the duration of World War I. Retained in the Navy after the war, she remained in the 3d Naval District, carrying out various functions. She was decommissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 13 December 1921 and in July 1922 lent to the State of New Jersey. Returned to the Navy in 1932, Edithia was stricken from the Navy List on 19 July 1933 and sold on 3 October 1933.


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