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USCGC Pequot
ex-USS SP-319
ex-USS J. A. Palmer (SP 319)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Rush - Jig

J. A. Palmer served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard


  • Built in 1912 as John A. Palmer, Jr. by Jackson and Sharpe, Wilmington, DE
  • Acquired by the Navy 29 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS J. A. Palmer (SP 319), 7 April 1917
  • Loaned to the Coast Guard in February 1918
  • Renamed SP-319, 17 January 1919
  • Transferred permanently to the Coast Guard 10 September 1919 and renamed USCGC Pequot
  • Decommissioned 11 May 1922
  • Sold 8 August 1922 to the McNeal Edwards Co. of Reedsville, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 276 t.
  • Length 155'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9'6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SP-319 77k Photographed prior to World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 100226
    Robert Hurst

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