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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

Dorchester (SP 1509)


  • The first Dorchester was built in 1893
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 August 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck from the Navy Register 24 September 1918
  • Decommissioned 26 November 1918 and returned to her owner, the Conservation Commission of Maryland
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 50'.
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    Dorchester 55k With sails raised and a motor boat alongside, during World War I, probably in the Chesapeake Bay area
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101589
    Naval Historical Center

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