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Raymond J. Anderton

(SP-530: t.290; 1.139'6"; b. 23'; dr.12'; s.11 k.; a.2 3", 2 mg.)

Raymond J. Anderton, built in 1911 by Robert Palmer & Son, Noank, Conn., was purchased from her owner, T. B. Ilaves, and delivered to the Navy 18 June 1917, designated SP-530, converted to a minesweeper, and commissioned at Boston 18 August 1917, Boatswain H. Miller in command.

Originally assigned to the 2d Naval District, Raymond J. Anderton was ordered prepared for distant service during conversion and soon after commissioning got underway for France as a unit of the 3d Patrol Division. Arriving in Septemher, her division reinforced the 1st and 2d Patrol Divisions, which had arrived earlier. Later shifted to the 12th Division she operatecl off the Freneh coast through World War I— keeping elear the approaches to ports, escorting coastal convoys; and performing rescue missions. Raymond J. Anderton was decommissioned 8 September 1919 and sold overseas.