Morris V

(TB-14: dp.105 (normal); 1. 139'6"; b. 15'6"; dr. 4'1" (mean); a. 23 k.; cgl. 26; a. 3 1-pdr., 3 18" tt.; cl.Morris)

The fifth Morris (TB-14) was laid down by Herreshoff. Manufacturing Co. Bristol, R.I., 19 November 1897, launched 13 April ;898; and commissioned 11 May 1898, Lt. C. E. Fox in command.

After east coast shakedown, Morris arrived Newport R.I., for range tender and training services until World War I, when patrol duties were assigned. From 19 April 1918 through early March 1919 she patrolled the West Indies, until the Armistice investigating suspected enemy sabotage. Now known as Coast Torpedo Boat No. 6, she returned to Newport and decommissioned 24 March 1919, but served as torpedo range tender there for 5 years. Last of the old torpedo boats, she was struck from the Naval Register 24 January 1924, and sold at public auction 10 October 1924 to Frank B. Jones of Wilmington, Del.