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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.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Ossipee
    Ossipeel 155k 1 May 1915
    Launching
    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
    1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    View the
    Ossipee history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website

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