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Gypsy (SP 55)


  • Built in 1912 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 11 May 1917
  • Totally destroyed by fire while being fitted out 20 June 1917 off Stony Beach, Allerton Beacon, Boston, MA and never commissioned
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 November 1917.


  • Displacement 22 t.
  • Length 61'
  • Beam 10' 3"
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
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    Comber 67k In port on 16 May 1917, while being prepared for duty. Second boat from the left is Gypsy, next to her, to the right, is Doris B. IV (SP-625), second from the right is Venture (SP-616), at right is Comber (SP 344).
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94468
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Robert Frederick Herrick, Jr., USNRFMay 1917 (Never commissioned)
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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