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M. M. Davis (S. P. 314)


The Navy retained the name carried by this vessel at the time of her acquisition.

(S.P.  314; tonnage 298; length 150'; beam 22'; draft 8'6"; speed 10.4 knots (trial); complement 38; armament 2 1‑pounders)

M.M. Davis, a single-screw wooden-hull fishing vessel completed  in 1912 at Wilmington, Del.,  by Jackson & Sharpe, was acquired by the Navy from the C. E. Davis Packing Co., on 7 April 1917 for service as a minesweeper in the waters of the Fifth Naval District, out of Norfolk, Virginia.

Stricken from the Navy Register on 1 May 1919, M.M. Davis  was sold to her original owner on 1 July 1919 and continued in merchant service until 1934.

Updated, Robert J. Cressman

30 November 2020

Published: Fri Feb 16 11:19:58 EST 2024