From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
Former name retained.
(SP: l. 61'6"; b. 10'6"; dr. 4'6"; s. 16 k.; cpl. 7)
Ellington (No. 776), a launch transferred to the Navy from the Immigration Service, was commissioned on 22 May 1917, Boatswain E. Bellsinger, USNRF, in command, for service in the 12th Naval District. She performed harbor patrol and guard duty in the San Pedro area during World War I and was returned to her owner on 26 February 1919.
Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (firstname.lastname@example.org)