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Doris B. IV (SP 625)

Doris B. IV served the U. S. Navy and Public Health Service


  • Built in 1917 by Britt Brothers, Lynn, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 April 1917
  • Commissioned Doris B. IV (SP 625), 12 May 1917
  • Decommissioned 31 January 1919
  • Transferred to the Public Health Service 21 November 1919 and renamed Hugh Ward
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 33 t.
  • Length 67'
  • Beam 13' 4"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 215hp 8-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Comber 67k In port on 16 May 1917, while being prepared for duty. Second boat from the left is Gypsy (SP-55), next to her, to the right, is Doris B. IV (SP-625), second from the right is Venture, at right is Comber (SP 344)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94468
    Naval Historical Center
    Doris B. IV 92k In port, circa 1917-1918, probably at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, with the masts of USS Constitution in the right background
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94469

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