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USCGC Guard



Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Have - Watch

ex-USRC Guard


Revenue Cutter:

  • The second Guard was built in 1913 by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Launched 20 October 1913
  • Sponsored by Miss Janet Crose
  • Commissioned USRC Guard 9 December 1913
  • Transferred to the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Coast Guard 28 August 1919
  • Decommissioned 17 February 1943 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 52 t.
  • Length 67' 7"
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Draft 6' 3"
    1919 - 9'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 10
    1918 - Four
    1919 - Seven
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One Navy boiler, one 125ihp verticle triple-expansion steam engine (later converted to diesel), one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Guard 432k 1 September 1913
    Guard's main engine
    Photo Guard 1105-9-1913 from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker
    Guard 324k 20 October 1913
    Miss Janet Crose christens the USRC Guard at Mare Island. She was launched with the shear-leg crane to the left
    Photo Guard 1122-10-1913 from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Guard 609k 28 November 1913
    On trial runs at Mare Island
    Photo Guard 1127-11-1913 from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Guard 323k Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina Robert Hurst

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