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USCGC Mayflower (WPG 183)



Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Uncle - Xray

ex-USS Mayflower (PY 1)


Mayflower served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Mayflower was built in 1896 as Ogden Goelet by J. and G. Thompson, Clyde Bank, Scotland
  • Purchased by the Navy and commissioned USS Mayflower, 24 March 1898 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned 2 February 1899 at New York
  • Recommissioned 15 June 1900
  • Decommissioned 1 November 1904 for conversion to a Presidential Yacht
  • Recommissioned 25 July 1905
  • Decommissioned 22 March 1929
  • Sold 19 October 1931 to Frank P. Parish of Chicago, IL
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration from Broadfoot Iron Works Inc. of Wilmington, NC and renamed Butte
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 6 September 1943
  • Recommissioned USCGC Mayflower (WPG 183) 19 October 1943
  • Decommissioned 1 July 1946
  • Sold to Frank M. Shaw of Baltimore, MD for use as a sealer
  • Sold in 1948 to Collins Distributord, Inc. of Baltimore and renamed Mala
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 2,690 t.
  • Length 273'
  • Beam 36'
  • Draft 17' 2½"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 171
  • Armament: Six 6-pounders
  • Propulsion: Two 2,400shp triple-expansion 4-cylinder, double-acting steam engines, two shafts.
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    Mayflower 57k c. 1898
    U.S. Navy photo NH 60646
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Mayflower 49k 22 February 1909 .
    Mayflower 189k 14 October 1912
    Mayflower 94k c. December 1918
    Mayflower 92k c. 1927
    Washington Navy Yard, DC
    Panoramic view of the Navy Yard waterfront, looking north from across the Anacostia River. Ships present are (from left to right): probably USS Porpoise (YFB-2047); USS Allen (DD-66), Naval Reserve training ship; an Eagle Boat (PE); USS Mayflower (PY-1), Presidential Yacht; and probably USS Sylph (PY-12)
    Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute Photographic Collection, 1981U.S. Navy photo NH 91949
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    USCGC Mayflower (WPG 183)
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    Commanding Officers
    01CDR M. R. S. McKensie, USN24 March 1898
    02CAPT Duncan Kennedy, USN15 June 1900
    03LCDR Albert Gleaves, USN - USNA Class of 1877
    Awarded both the Army and Navy Distinguished Service Medals (1918) - Retires as Admiral
    June 1902 - 1 November 1904
    04CDR Cameron Winslow, USN25 July 1905
    05CAPT Adolphus Andrews, USN - USNA Class of 1901
    Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal - Retired as Vice Admiral
    14 November 1922 - 30 August 1923
    06LCDR Leo Hewlett Thebaud, USN - USNA Class of 1913
    Retired as Vice Admiral
    10 March 1925 - 22 March 1929
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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