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M. M. Davis (SP 314)


  • Built in 1912 by Jackson and Sharpe, Wilmington, DE
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 April 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 May 1919
  • Returned to her owner 1 July 1919
  • Registered in 1927 to the Edwards-Slaughter Co. of Reedville, VA for use as a fishing boat
  • Continued in merchant service into 1934
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 298 t.
  • Length 150'
    1927 - 136.3'
  • Beam 22'
    1927 - 23.8'
  • Draft 8' 6"
    1927 - 11'
  • Speed 10.4 kts.
  • Complement 38
    1927 - 28
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 500hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    M. M. Davis 114k Photographed prior to World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 101431
    Robert Hurst

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