Any of the herbs, shrubs, or trees of genus Hibiscus; many of which have large showy flowers.
(T. 876; 1. 190'; b. 30'; dr. 13'; sp. 11 k.)
Hibiscus was built in Camden, N.J., in 1908. Acquired from the Lighthouse Service, Department of Commerce, she commissioned 11 April 1917 and served as a patrol vessel at Boston. Hibiscus, after decommissioning, was returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919.