USS Gladiola (SP-184)
|Namesake:||The gladiolus, a flowering plant often called the gladiola (previous name retained)|
|Builder:||Hudson Yacht and Building Company, Nyack, New York|
|Acquired:||17 April 1917|
|Commissioned:||1 May 1917|
|Decommissioned:||25 February 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 25 February 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian yacht Gladiola 1911-1917 and from 1919|
|Length:||68 ft 8 in (20.93 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)|
|Draft:||2 ft 7 in (0.79 m)|
Gladiola was built as a civilian motor yacht of the same name in 1911 by Hudson Yacht and Building Company at Nyack, New York. The U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, Coburn Haskell, on 17 April 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was commissioned as USS Gladiola (SP-184) on 1 May 1917 with Ensign John S. Baker, USNRF, in command.
Gladiola was decommissioned and simultaneously returned to her owner on 25 February 1919.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Gladiola (SP 184)