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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Joy (SP 643)
Yacht:Built in 1905 as Dodger by B. Frank Wood, City Island, NYAcquired by the Navy 28 May 1917Commissioned USS Joy (SP 643), 31 May 1917Struck from the Navy Register 5 July 1918 and returned to her ownersFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 41 t.Length 93'Beam 11'Draft 2' 11"Speed 23 kts.Complement 12Armament: One machine gunPropulsion: Two 300hp 6-cylinder Standard gasoline engines, two shafts.
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||Joya light steel plated yacht designed by William Gardner
City Island Nautical Museum photo
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Joy (SP-643), ex-Dodger, was built by B. F. Wood, City Island, N.Y. in 1905, and acquired by the Navy in June 1917 from her owners, T. M. Jones, and P. C. Kauffman of Newport, R.I.
The motor yacht was assigned to the 2d Naval District, Newport, R.I., and was used on patrol only a short time before being declared unserviceable. She was finally returned to her owners 6 May 1919.
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