USS Phillips (SP-1389)

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History
United States
Name: USS Phillips, later USS SP-1389
Namesake:
  • Phillips was her previous name retained
  • SP-1389 was her section patrol number
Builder: William R. Osborn, Croton, New York
Completed: 1901
Acquired: 1917 or 1918
Commissioned: 1917 or 1918
Fate: Returned to owner 22 October 1918
Notes: Operated as tug Phillips prior to U.S. Navy service
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Tonnage: 36 tons
Length: 64 ft (20 m)
Beam: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 8 knots

USS Phillips (SP-1389), later USS SP-1389, was a tug that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel during World War I.

Phillips was a steam-powered tug built in 1901 by William R. Osborn at Croton, New York. During the period of American participation in World War I, the U.S. Navy acquired her under charter from the Commonwealth of Virginia and placed her in commission as USS Phillips (SP-1389).

Phillips performed patrol duties based at Norfolk, Virginia, during the war, at some point being renamed USS SP-1389.

SP-1389 was returned to her owner on 22 October 1918.

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