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USCGC Shrub (WAGL 244)



World War II call sign:
Nan - Roger - William - Fox

ex-USLHS Shrub



Call sign (1922):
George - Vice - Love - Cast

ex-USS Mansfield (SP 691)



Call sign (1919):
George - Sail - Have - Quack

ex-USS F. Mansfield and Sons Co. (SP 691)

F. Mansfield and Sons Co. served the U. S. Navy and U.S. Lighthouse Service and the Coast Guard.

Minesweeper/Buoy Tender:

  • Built in 1912 by William G. Abbott Shipbuilding Co., Milford, DE
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1917
  • Placed in service as USS F. Mansfield and Sons Co. (SP 691), 20 June 1917
  • Renamed Mansfield in 1918
  • Transferred to the Lighthouse Service 31 July 1919
  • Rebuilt 28 October 1919
  • Commissioned USLHS Shrub 31 July 1920
  • Ran aground on black rocks 6 October 1931 and sank in York Harbor, Maine
  • Raised 13 October 1931 and repaired at Staten Island, NY at a cost of $39,156.00 and restored to full duty
  • Designated USCGC Shrub (WAGL 244) at the start of World War II and continued to serve in New England out of Bristol, RI
  • Decommissioned 1 July 1947
  • Sold 29 December 1947 and became the Merchant vessel Shrub
  • Scrapped in 1966.

    Specifications:

  • Length 107'
  • Beam 29'
  • Draft 6' 9"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 15
    1945 - 29
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 150psi watertube boiler, one 278shp compound reciprocating steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    F. Mansfield and Sons Co. 234k c. 1925
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and craft of World War II" by Robert L Scheina
    Robert Hurst

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