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USCGC Tahoma (WAGE 10)
ex-USCGC Tahoma (WPG 80)

Call sign:
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, MI
  • Launched 5 September 1934
  • Commissioned USCGC Tahoma 22 October 1934
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 November 1941 and designated a Gunboat WPG-80
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 30 September 1945
  • Reclassified as an Examination Vessel WAGE-10, 1 May 1952
  • Decommissioned 1 June 1953 and laid up at Curtis Bay, MD
  • Sold for scrap 17 October 1955 to the Bethlehem Steel Co.


  • Displacement 1,005 t.
  • Length 165'
  • Beam 36'
  • Draft 12' 3"
  • Speed 12.8 kts.
  • Complement 62
    1941 - 105
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two 6-pounders
    1942 - Two 3"/50 mounts, two 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four Y-Gun depth charge projectors and two Mousetrap depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 310psi Babcock and Wilcox boilers, one 1,500shp DeLaval double reduction geared turbines, one shaft.
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    USCGC Tahoma (WPG 80)
    Tahoma 186k

    A Salishan Indian word meaning "snow peak." Tahoma is the name of a glacier on the southwestern slope of Mount Ranier in the state of Washington. Tahoma Glacier descends from the summit ice cap between St. Andrews Rock and Puyallup Cleaver (left) and Tahoma Cleaver (right)

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 23 March 2021
    Tahoma 98k 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)
    Tahoma 52k c. September 1952
    Anchored at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay
    USCG photo 5582, 5CGD-090252-2 from the Coast Guard Cutter History website
    Joe Radigan

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    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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