USS Phillips (SP-1389)
|Name:||USS Phillips, later USS SP-1389|
|Builder:||William R. Osborn, Croton, New York|
|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|
|Length:||64 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||16 ft (4.9 m)|
|Draft:||4 ft (1.2 m)|
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive SP-1389 ex-Phillips (SP 1389)