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Dolphin (SP 318)


Menhaden Fisherman:

  • Built in 1908 at Pocomoke City, MD as Virginia, a steam-powered fishing vessel, was later renamed Dolphin
  • She was examined for possible Naval service in about 1917 and assigned the "section patrol" number SP-318. Though reported as having been placed in commission in February 1919, she was apparently not taken over by
    the Navy
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

    Displacement 176 t.
    Length 128'
    Beam 19' 7"
    Draft 9' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 26
    Armament: None.


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    Size Image Description Source
    Dolphin 110k In port, possibly upon completion of construction in 1908 or when rebuilt in 1911.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101586
    Naval Historical Center
    Dolphin 76k Tied up together, possibly while under consideration for U.S. Navy service, circa 1918-1919. One of these "menhaden fishermen" is Dolphin.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 101587
    Robert Hurst
    Dolphin 78k In port, possibly circa 1918-1919, when under consideration for U.S. Navy service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101588
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history for Dolphin (SP 318).
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