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USCGC Manning (CG 2)

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Rush - Nan

USRC Manning

Call sign (1912):
Rush - Cast - Nan

Revenue Cutter:

  • The first Manning was built in 1898 by the Atlantic Works, East Boston, MA
  • Commissioned USRC Manning 8 January 1898
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 March 1898
  • Returned to the Revenue Cutter Service 17 August 1898
  • Acquired by the Navy again 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Coast Guard 28 August 1919
  • Decommissioned 22 May 1930
  • Sold in December 1930 to Charles L. Jording of Baltimore, MD
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,155 t.
  • Length 205'
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 13' 9"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 105
  • Armament: Four 6-pounder rapid fire guns (later changed to two 3" mounts), and two 6-pounders
    1918 - Four 4"/50 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, one 1,800hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft and sails.
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    Manning 134k Photo by C. B. Webster and Co., Boston Coast Guard website
    USRC Manning
    Manning 83k May 12 1898, USS Manning in engagement off Cabanas, Cuba. This is the only photo the Coast Guard Historian's Office has on file showing a cutter in combat during the Spanish American War
    Property of Lieut. G. L. Carden, R.C.S., Lotos Club, 558 Fifth Ave., New York City. Photo No. MVF-152 #10, Acc. 526
    Coast Guard website
    USS Manning
    Manning 61k . Coast Guard website
    Manning 113k In New York Harbor; circa 1898-1899
    Photo by Hart
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 46627
    USRC Manning
    Manning 126 Moored at Unalaska, Alaska in August 1908
    Library of Congress photo LC-USZ62-130291
    Mike Green
    USCGC Manning
    Manning 97k Photo from U.S. Warships of World War I, by P.H. Silverstone Robert Hurst
    Manning 45k Photo from the 1919 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships

    Crew Photos

    Photos from Naval History website
    Contributed by Robert Hurst

    1. "The best crew in the history of the Bering Sea, USRC Manning, 1901"
    Photo courtesy University of Alaska Archives

    2. Manning's race boat crew (1902-1904) which used the USRC Corwin's Gig
    Left to right - Seaman "Frenchie" Martinesen, Master-at-Arms Stranberg (Coxswain), Seaman Andreas Rynberg, Magnus Jensen, and Franze Rynberg

    3. Officers and men of the Manning photographed at Unalaska, summer 1910
    Revenue Captain Godfrey L. Carden, commanding
    Photo courtesy Carden Collection

    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT R. M. Clark, USRCS8 January 1898
    02CAPT Fred M Munger, USRCS1898
    032nd LT S. P. Edmunds, USRCS1902
    041stLT Ellsworth Price Bertholf, USRCS - Promoted to Captain-Commandant of the U.S. Revenue Cutter
    Service (1911)
    Appointed Captain-Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (1915) - Retired as Commodore
    April 1902 - 11 May 1902
    05CAPT C. H. McClean, USRCS
    06CAPT Godfrey L. Carden, USRCS1910
    07CAPT Kirtland W. Perry, USRCS1912
    08CAPT Samuel B. Winram, USCG1916 - 11 October 1916
    09LT Frank Lynn Austin, USCG11 October 1916 - 25 November 1916
    101stLT Charles Frederick Howell, USCG - School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service Class of 1901
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    25 November 1916 - 1918
    11CAPT Philip Francis Roach, USCG - School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service Class of 1907
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and the Legion of Merit (1945)
    Retired as Commodore
    12CAPT(T) Aaron Lichhtenberg Gamble, Sr., USCG1919
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Joe Radigan and Bill Gonyo

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

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