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USCGC Ossipee (WPR 50)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Charlie - Oboe

USCGC Ossipee (CG 26)

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

Tallapoosa Class Coast Guard Cutter:

  • Built in 1915 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, Newport News, VA
  • Launched 1 May 1915
  • Commissioned USCGC Ossipee (CG-26), 28 July 1915 at the Coast Guard Depot, Arundel, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Reclassified as a River Gunboat, WPR-50
  • Acquired by the Navy again 1 November 1941
  • Decommissioned 12 June 1945
  • Sold 18 September 1946 to Harold H. Neff of East Cleveland, OH
  • Scrapped.


  • Displacement 964 t.
    1919 - 908 t.
  • Length 165' 10"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 11' 9"
    1919 - 20' 9"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 65
    1919 - 64
  • Armament: Four 3" mounts
  • Propulsion: One 1,500shp reciprocating engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Ossipeel 155k 1 May 1915
    Coast Guard website
    USCGC Ossipee (WPR 50)
    Ossipee 79k . Robert Hurst
    Ossipee 102k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Ossipee 156k 2 June 1919
    Ossipee on the Marine Railroad at the Charleston Navy Yard. The Marine Railroad was located between piers 2 and 3 at the west end of the Navy Yard
    Library of Congress photo HAER MA-90-69-17
    Mike Green
    Ossipee 367k c. 1926
    Portland, Maine
    Robert Michael
    Ossipee 110k c. 1927 Coast Guard website
    Ossipee 99k c. 1943
    Ossipee 108k 7 August 1943
    Cleveland, OH
    Two 6-pounders are fitted abeam aft and a machine gun is mounted forward of the bridge
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Schiena
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT William Henry Munter, USCG - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and the Legion of Merit (1944)
    Retired as Captain
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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    Ossipee history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website

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