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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
USCGC Hydrangea (WAGL 236)
Nan - Roger - William - Sugar
Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Nan - Watch
Mayflower served the Lighthouse Service, the U. S. Navy and the Coast Guard.
Lighthouse Tender:The third Mayflower was built in 1897 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, MECommissioned USLHS Mayflower in November 1897Transferred to the Navy 27 April 1898 and renamed Suwannee to avoid confusion with the converted yacht USS Mayflower (later the Presidential yacht)Returned to the Lighthouse Service in December 1898 and renamed MayflowerTransferred to the Navy and commissioned USS Mayflower 10 May 1917Returned to the Lighthouse Service 1 July 1919Decommissioned in December 1939 and transferred to the Maritime Training Service in Boston, MARecommissioned in July 1940 as USCGC Mayflower (WAGL 236)Renamed Hydrangea 15 August 1943 to again avoid a naming conflict with USS Mayflower (PY 1) (also back in the Navy again as a patrol craft)Decommissioned 8 October 1945 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal and was soldFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 650 t.1919 - 572 t.1945 - 821 t.Length 164'Length between perpendiculars 155'Beam 30'Draft 8' 1"1919 - 12'1945 - 9'Speed 9.5 kts.Complement 291909 - 231919 - 291945 - 40Armament: Two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracks (1945)Propulsion: Two Almy watertube coal fired boilers, two 325shp Steeple compound reciprocating steam engines, two shafts.
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||Photo and text from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina
||Halftone photograph, published in the book War in Cuba, 1898, showing Suwanee underway off Siboney, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War. Ships in the background include USS St. Louis (left) and USS Vixen (right)
Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85649
Mayflower history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
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