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USCGC Jonquil (WLB 330)
ex-USS Bastion (ACM 6)
ex-USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt
Bastion served the US Army, Navy and Coast Guard
Chimo Class Auxiliary Minelayer: Laid down in 1941 for the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service as USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV; Launched, 1942; Transferred to the Navy, 4 January 1945 and converted to an Auxiliary Minelayer; Commissioned USS Bastion (ACM 6), 9 April 1945; Decommissioned, 18 June 1946 and transferred to the Coast Guard the same day; Commissioned USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330), 29 August 1946; Reclassified WLB-330 in 1965; Decommissioned 15 December 1969. Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 1,300 t.; Length 188' 2"; Beam 37'; Draft 12' 6"; Speed 12.5 kts.; Complement 69; Armament one single 40mm gun mount, four 20mm mounts; Propulsion two Combustion Engineering header type boilers, two 1,200shp Skinner Unaflow reciprocating engines, no reduction gear, two shafts.
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USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330)
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DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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