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USCGC Tahoma (WAGE 10)
ex-USCGC Tahoma (WPG 80)
Nan - Roger - Fox - Tare
Tahoma served both the U. S. Coast Guard and Navy
Algonquin Class Cutter:The second Tahoma was built in 1934 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MILaunched 5 September 1934Commissioned USCGC Tahoma 22 October 1934Acquired by the Navy 1 November 1941 and designated WPG-80Returned to the Treasury Department 30 September 1945Reclassified WAGE-10, 1 May 1952Decommissioned 1 June 1953 and laid up at Curtis Bay, MDSold for scrap 17 October 1955 to the Bethlehem Steel Co.
Specifications:Displacement 1,005 t.Length 165'Beam 36'Draft 12' 3"Speed 12.8 kts.Complement 621941 - 105Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two 6-pounders1942 - Two 3"/50 mounts, two 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four Y-Gun depth charge projectors and two Mousetrap depth charge projectorsPropulsion: Two 310psi Babcock and Wilcox boilers, one 1,500shp DeLaval double reduction geared turbines, one shaft.
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|USCGC Tahoma (WPG 80)
||Her bow has been cut away to permit a better field of fire for the forward battery
||Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
|USCGC Tahoma (WAGE 10)
||c. September 1952
Anchored at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay
USCG photo 5582, 5CGD-090252-2 from the Coast Guard Cutter History website
Tahoma history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website
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