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David K. Philips (SP 978)

Patrol Boat:

  • Built in 1877 at Damariscotta, ME
  • Placed in service 21 May 1917
  • Delivered 12 June 1917 from Bellows and Squires of Ocran, VA
  • Struck from the Navy list 24 April 1919
  • Sold 23 June 1919
  • The boat operated as a private fishing vessel out of Reedsville, VA, through at least 1968
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 116 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 18' 7"
  • Draft 6' 9"
  • Speed 9.7 kts.
  • Complement 23
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One Upright boiler, one verticle compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Davis K. Philips 147k In port, possibly while she was in U.S. Navy service. Several men in what appear to be enlisted working uniforms are on her decks and those of a nearby vessel. Though described on her official data card as "40 yrs old and below required speed", this fishing vessel was placed in commission
    U.S. Navy photo NH 94477
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Silas C. Forrest, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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