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USCGC Atlantic (WIX 271)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Mike - Love

ex-USS Atlantic II (SP 651)

Navy call sign (Early 1919):
George - Sail - Jig - Have

Call sign (Late 1919):
Nan - Oboe - Rush

Civilian call sign (1927):
King - Sail - Roger - Baker

Atlantic II served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

Three Masted Auxiliary Schooner:

  • Built in 1903 by Townsend and Downing, Shooter's Island, NY
  • She gained international notoriety by crossing the Atlantic from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, to The Lizard, England, in 12 days, 4 hours, and one minute. In 1905 she won the Kaiser's Cup
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Atlantic II (SP 651), 28 July 1917
  • Decommissioned 11 June 1919 at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  • Sold 24 July 1919
  • Registered in 1927 to Cornelius Vanderbilt of New York, NY as the yacht Atlantic II
  • Registered in 1931 to Gerard B. Lambert of Princeton, NJ as the yacht Atlantic
  • Acquired by the Coast Guard 1 April 1941 and commissioned USCGC Atlantic (WIX 271)
  • Decommissioned 27 October 1947
  • Sold 10 September 1948
  • Broken up 30 January 1982 at Newport News Boat Harbor, VA.


  • Displacement 206 t.
    1931 - 303 t.
  • Length 185'
    1927 - 144.5'
  • Beam 29' 6"
  • Draft 18'
    1927 - 13.1'
    1941 - 17' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 66
    1927 - 30
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Sail area 11,058 square feet, two Almy boilers, one Seaburg 325hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Atlantic II
    Atlantic II 169k Wilson Marshall's schooner Atlantic under sail on 17 August 1904
    Photo by Charles Edwin Bolles from the Detroit Publishing Co. Collection, which was given to the Library of Congress by the State Historical Society of Colorado in 1949
    Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division photo 4a03428
    Robert Hurst
    Atlantic II 135k Under sail, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 72855
    Naval Historical Center
    Atlantic II 96k Under sail in coastal waters, prior to World War I
    Photographed by Edwin Levick, New York
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95757
    Atlantic II 62k Maunsel White
    USCGC Atlantic (WIX 271)
    Atlantic II 106k National Archives photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Schiena Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Charles Stanley Keller, USN - USNA Class of 190728 June 1917 - 1918
    02LT Carroll William Hamill, USN - USNA Class of 19161918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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