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USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Carrabasset (AT-35) (1920 - 1924)
November - Romeo - Foxtrot - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Carrabasset (AT-35) was transferred to the Coast Guard in 1924
Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug
Laid down, 6 January 1919, at Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond, N.Y.
Launched, 19 June 1919
Commissioned USS Carrabasset (AT-35), 30 June 1920, LTjg. George O. Augustine, in command
Decommissioned, 27 March 1922, at Norfolk, VA.
Transferred to the Coast Guard, 24 May 1924
Commissioned USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55), 13 October 1924
Decommissioned, 26 July 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,000 t. 1,220 t. (lim)
Length 156' 8"
Draft 16' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.3 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
Armament one machine gun
NSFO 1,735 Bbls
one Allis Chalmers vertical triple-expansion steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 200psi Sat°
two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
single propeller, 1,800shp
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||USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55) underway, circa 1920s, location unknown.
US Coast Guard photo from James Fighting Ships 1943-1944"
||USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55) docking at Norfolk, VA., 26 November 1942. Carrabasset was assigned to EASTSEAFRON, 1941 to 1945, homeported at Norfolk, VA.
US Navy photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft of World War II" by Robert L Scheina.
||USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55) underway, off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA, 23 July 1943.
US Navy photo courtesy Coast Guard Tug Association.
USS Carrabasset (AT-35)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Augustine, George Oliver||30 June 1920 - 3 August 1920|
|02||LT. Hill, Patrick||3 August 1920 - 27 March 1932|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
US Coast Guard Historian's Office - Carrabasset, 1924 WAT-55
Last Updated 18 April 2014
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