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Anton Dohrn (SP 1086)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Boy - Vice - Watch


  • Built in 1911 by the Miami Yacht and Machine Co., Miami, FL
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 July 1917
  • Commissioned 5 October 1917
  • Returned to her owner, the Carnegie Institute, Washington, DC, 2 January 1919 and struck from the Navy list the same day
  • Sold in April 1947 into commercial service and operated as a mail boat between New Bedford, MA and Cuttyhunk Island, MA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 45 t.
  • Length 71'
  • Beam 16' 8"
  • Draft 6' 4"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one machine gun
  • One 50ihp 4-cylinder Globe gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Anton Dohrn 111 4 July 1911
    Underway shortly after her delivery in June 1911
    Photo courtesy of Carnegie Institute of Washington from The Carnegie Institution of Washington, founded by Andrew Carnegie published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 14 December 1911
    Robert Hurst
    Anton Dohrn 132k 4 July 1911
    Tortugas, Florida
    Photo courtesy of Carnegie Institution of Washington - Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book No. 10 published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, January 1912. Plate 8, between pages 129 and 121
    Anton Dohrn 103k Underway prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100897
    Naval Historical Center
    Anton Dohrn 130k Underway at Tortugas, Florida, July 1916
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95896

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Hans Muller, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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