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USCGC Manning (CG 2)
ex-USRC Manning


Coast Guard 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.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,150 t.
  • Length 205'
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 13' 9"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 75
  • Armament: Four 6-pounder rapid fire guns (later changed to two 3" mounts), and two 6-pounders
  • Propulsion: One 2,181shp triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft and sails.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Manning
    Manning 134k Photo by C. B. Webster and Co., Boston Coast Guard web site
    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 web site
    USS Manning
    Manning 61k . Coast Guard web site
    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, RCS8 January 1898
    02CAPT Fred M Munger, RCS1898
    032nd LT S. P. Edmunds, RCS1902
    041st LT Ellsworth Price Bertholf, RCS/USCG - Promoted to captain-commandant of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (1911)
    Appointed captain-commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (1915)
    April 1902 - 11 May 1902
    05CAPT C. H. McClean, RCS.
    06CAPT Godfrey L. Carden, RCS1910
    07CAPT Kirtland W. Perry, RCS1912
    08CAPT S. B. Winram, USCG1916 - 11 October 1916
    09LT F. L. Austin, USCG11 October 1916 - 25 November 1916
    101st LT Charles F. Howell, USCG - Retired as Rear Admiral25 November 1916
    11CAPT Philip Francis Roach, USCG - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)
    Retired as Commodore
    1918
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Joe Radigan and Bill Gonyo

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

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