From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

David K. Philips

Former name retained

David K. Philips (No. 978), a tug, was purchased by the Navy, and placed in service on 21 May 1917. She was assigned to the 5th Naval District where she performed net patrol and harbor tug duties throughout the war. She was stricken from the Navy List on 24 April 1919.
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Date: 1 Nov 1998