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Davis K. Philips (SP 978)


Patrol Boat: Built in 1877 at Damariscotta, ME; Acquired by the Navy 21 May 1917 from Bellows and Squires of Ocran, VA and placed in commission the same day; 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.

Specifications: Displacement 116 t.; Length 135'; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.


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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.
Note: The "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships" gives her name as David K. Philips, though her data card lists her as Davis K. Philips.
U.S. Navy photo NH 94477
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