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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship LYDONIA on the pier at Antigua.
Reflections on the pier at Antigua after a rain. In service 1919-1947.

Steamer, length 180.5 feet, beam 26 feet, draft 11.5 feet. Built in 1911 by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, Delaware. Acquired from Navy on August 7, 1919. This vessel worked primarily in the Atlantic but saw Pacific service early in its Coast Survey career. In service 1919-1947. The LYDONIA was acquired by the Navy from William A. Lydon in 1917; thus, the name LYDONIA commemorated the Lydon family. During its naval service it served as an escort vessel for merchant vessels plying between Bizerte and Gibraltar. The ship in concert with the British destroyer BASILISK was credited with the kill of one submarine, UB-70, during World War I.

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