From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
A former name retained.
(SP - 643): t. 41; l. 93'; b. 11'; dr. 4'; s. 23 k.; cpl. 12; a. 1 mg.)
Joy (SP-643), ex-Dodger, was built by B. F. Wood, City Island, N.Y. in 1905, and acquired by the Navy in June 1917 from her owners, T. M. Jones, and P. C. Kauffman of Newport, R.I.
The motor yacht was assigned to the 2d Naval District, Newport, R.I., and was used on patrol only a short time before being declared unserviceable. She was finally returned to her owners 6 May 1919.
Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (firstname.lastname@example.org)